Willmott Dixon in £11m Passivhaus scheme with University of Oxford accommodation project

Willmott Dixon would be to apply its comprehensive Passivhaus information to a £11m task from University of Oxford’s St Peter’s University to deliver students accommodation creating. This follows its agreement earn with Spelthorne Borough Council to create a Passivhaus leisure center.

The project to generate two buildings which will each end up being four storeys provides 54 bedrooms for the college’s students. Along with meeting the ultra-reduced carbon Passivhaus Low Power Building (LEB) standard, the buildings add a podium backyard with planted and paved locations, along with enhancing the prevailing Canal House hyperlinks and garden to the primary college site.

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To, the design will observe a ‘fabric first’ method of achieve extremely low power consumption and higher occupant comfort, with a far more relaxed target for room airtightness and heating, providing greater versatility to the look of the constructing.

The Learn of the faculty, Professor Judith Buchanan mentioned:

“St Peter’s is really a beautiful college, nonetheless it is compact. Having the ability to offer more lodging for the students matters crucially. Oxford’s private rental marketplace is expensive with techniques that strike the poorest hardest extremely. 

“This eco-friendly new growth enables us to increase our accommodation provide to undergraduates with techniques which are economically so very important to them, while creating a transformative distinction to the really feel of our entire estate.”  

Richard Poulter handling director for Willmott Dixon’s Central South area said:

“Following UN’s report on environment change, sufficient reason for COP26 looming, we have been looking forward to dealing with St Peter’s University to deliver a minimal carbon student residential developing which will be a template for long term projects. Using our considerable Passivhaus expertise, it will be commensurate with the university’s philosophy of ‘honouring days gone by, building for the upcoming’, developing a wonderful atmosphere for students to call home in another of the UK’s many sustainable residences because they research at the prestigious university.”  

The St Peter’s College project may be the latest to reap the benefits of Willmott Dixon’s substantial Passivhaus knowledge.  This month along with the Spelthorne contract award previously, the ongoing company built the award winning £38m Harris Academy Sutton, the UK’s biggest Passivhaus accredited secondary school.  It shipped Hackbridge Primary School also, the UK’s very first Passivhaus ‘Plus’ education service, which consumes just 75% of the 100% renewable power it generates, selling the rest to the grid back again.