Pioneering Passivhaus project moves forward Friday, 23 September, 2016

A project by Hamson Barron Smith to deliver some of Norwich’s most energy efficient homes has begun to take shape as the site was inspected by the City’s Councillors this week.

Norwich City Councillors were shown around the site, learning about the innovative design and building techniques employed throughout the project and were impressed by both the financial benefits for tenants through lower energy bills as well as the low wider environmental impact.

Hamson Barron Smith is providing design and project management services for the scheme, which is one of the first projects to use Norwich City Council’s new Fabric First Framework. Due to the specialist nature of Passivhaus construction and design, the framework brings together contractors of all sizes with the expertise necessary to carry out this type of work and assist the development of a number of Passivhaus projects.

Daniel Hughes, Associate Director at Hamson Barron Smith, said: “We are delighted to see Hansard Close taking shape. It’s an exciting project to be involved with and one which we hope will set the benchmark for future Passivhaus projects in the region.”

> Local media reported on the visit