We are delighted that, along with our partners, we have been able to develop these highly efficient homes by using the latest technology and construction methods.Paul Casey,
Director of development and asset management at Derwent Living
The Vicarage Road scheme was opened by film director Ken Loach in November 2011. Using sustainable technology and the latest construction methods, it was Derwent Living’s first scheme to be developed to level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH).
The scheme was developed to mirror the adjacent public library. The properties were constructed with thin joint block walls with an insulated render. The triple glazed windows were manufactured with timber frames constructed with wood from sustainable forests. Features include mechanical ventilation and heat recovery, photo voltaic panelling, hot water solar panelling and rainwater harvesting.
In 2012 it won an East Midlands Forum for the Built Environment (fbe) award.
- Civil engineer
- SUR1 and SUR2 design
- External works design which included porous pavement areas
- Structural engineer on all related aspects of the scheme
Franklin Ellis Architects
Three-bedroom house, two two-bedroom houses and four two-bed apartments, all built to achieve level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH).