Seaton Beach

From its commanding position overlooking the beautiful south Devon coast, the award-winning Seaton Beach is a beacon for the future of residential development in a world of climate change.

The UK’s first certified Passivhaus Plus multi-residential build comprises 7 two-bedroom apartments and a three-bedroom penthouse.  The development meets the stringent criteria of the Passivhaus Standard resulting in minimal bills for the residents, and takes it a step further by generating energy on-site via an extensive photovoltaic array on the roof, providing enough energy to operate the building throughout the whole year.

Utilising a monolithic clay block construction with high performance render externally and plaster internally, means an entirely mineral wall build-up which is hygroscopic, helping to regulate internal humidity and promote optimum indoor air quality. Designed around large format block coursing, construction time is greatly reduced, drying out is minimised and at the end of the building’s life, the construction can be simply be crushed without the need for separation and disposal of composite elements.

Gale & Snowden provided full architectural, Passivhaus design and contract administration services from Stage 3 having been appointed by the client to develop the design to Passivhaus Plus standard from a concept and planning approval by Clifton Emery Design.

  • Building
    Passivhaus Plus Certified Apartments
  • Completion
    2019
  • Location
    Seaton, Devon
  • Client
    Seaton Beach Developments

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Renewable Energy

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