At the Association of Retained Council Housing (ARCH) awards, held on 19th May 2011, two schemes designed by Gale & Snowden for Exeter City Council scooped the ARCH Award 2011 for Innovation and Sustainability.
The two developments at Rowan House (3 flats) and Knights Place (18 flats), are among the first social housing accommodation in the UK to be built using the Passivhaus method for an apartment development. Rowan House was completed at the end of 2010 and Knights Place is due for completion this month.
Exeter City Council successfully bid for grant funding to build the 21 new homes and worked closely with tenants to understand their preferences in relation to sustainable housing, and with Gale & Snowden to deliver the projects.
9 of the 18 Passivhaus flats at Knights Place, Merlin Crescent, Exeter.
Gale & Snowden Architects provide a full Passivhaus design service as well as a consultancy service to support their clients with the Passivhaus aspects of their projects including: