At last night’s prestigious Michelmore’s Commercial Property Awards ceremony, Gale & Snowden Architects were presented with the best Eco Building of the Year Award by the guest speaker Michael Portillo, for Knights Place Passivhaus affordable housing development.
The awards ceremony was held at the new Forum building on the Exeter University campus site.
David Gale, in the acceptance speech, thanked Exeter City Council and in particularly Emma Osmundsen for their vision to support an innovative scheme that would help to defeat fuel poverty and at the same time help mitigate climate change.
Knights Place is amongst the largest Passivhaus developments in this country to date. The development is in the heart of Exeter and built for the people of Exeter. This exemplar low energy scheme will raise the standards of building in the region and beyond and also raise people’s expectations of what is possible from our built environment.

For more information on the award-winning Passivhaus development at Knights Place, please visit the project profile on Gale & Snowden’s website here.