Awards success for Agar Grove - CIP

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Awards success for Agar Grove

Agar Grove Phase 1A has been recognised at the UK Passivhaus Awards 2021, winning best large project!

The development is on track to become the UK's largest residential Passivhaus development when complete and in May 2018, it took a big step towards that end as the first block of 38 social rented homes achieved Passivhaus certification.

Passivhaus standard means residents will be moving into buildings designed to use a very low amount of heating and reduce carbon emissions at the same time.

The Passivhaus standard works by using a combination of high levels of insulation, triple-glazed windows and an innovative heat recovery ventilation system (MVHR). It aims to provide:

  • A comfortable home with low energy use
  • Reduced CO2 emissions for more sustainable and environmentally friendly living
  • Heating bills reduced by up to 75%
  • No draughts, condensation or mould, and good mechanical ventilation all year round
  • Efficient lighting and appliances selected to further reduce energy consumption.

You can read more about the scheme’s win and watch a video on the scheme’s development here.

Key facts

We’re planning to build over 500 homes on the Agar Grove estate. The regeneration of the estate will see the demolition of 112 low rise dwellings and refurbishment of 137 existing properties in Lulworth Tower, an 18-storey block.

In their place, 507 new homes will be created to much higher standards of design, space and environmental sustainability as well as an increase in community and commercial space.