This project has won the Constructing Excellence in Wales 2010 award for low/zero carbon.
This is an ambitious development of new sustainable and affordable housing in apartments and individual houses. The accommodation will achieve Code five rating in line with the 'Code for Sustainable Homes' and will be one of the first UK schemes to achieve this standard.
To achieve this high standard, bespoke design techniques have been used to ensure that the accommodation utilises high quality insulation to minimise heating costs.
The complex drainage system separates various water types into different categories and deals with them accordingly to allow both rainwater and greywater harvesting techniques to be used to minimise water usage.
Powell Dobson Architects