Architype are delivery and Passivhaus architect on the UK’s largest Passivhaus scheme, originally design by Hawkins\Brown. The first phase of this 493 home scheme, offers 38 socially rented homes to existing Agar Grove estate tenants, enabling the next phase of development to move ahead.
Agar Grove is part of the Council’s Community Investment Programme and aims to promote a ‘fabric-first’ approach to increase energy performance. The new homes are built to achieve Passivhaus certification, significantly reducing heating bills by 70-90% compared with conventional homes.
A large majority of the apartments are dual aspect with bedrooms elevated above ground floor level and living spaces benefitting from the South-facing aspect. A balcony running the full width of the façade offers panoramic views of central London from the mid-levels and above.