Ashley Park Road Walton on Thames
Rosemary Simmons Memorial Housing Association appointed W Stirland to demolish an existing building and construct 25 flats in three-storeys blocks, using structurally insulated panels, masonry and timber cladding.
The site is located in a densely-populated area in Esher and makes fullest use of a parcel of land that was previously under-used. The site was extremely tight in terms of working space and surrounded by other residential units.
Architect: Haines Phillips Architects
Engineer: Benton Setterfield Partnership
Client Agent: Robinson White Partnership
Rosemary Simmons Memorial Housing Association set high environmental standards for the development, including Code for Sustainable Homes target ratings of level 5 for the social rented housing and level 4 for the shared ownership accommodation, as well as design to Lifetime Homes Standards for all dwellings.
The design employs prefabricated timber construction for the main structural carcass of the building, and Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS). The external envelope achieves higher standards of thermal performance and air-tightness than those currently required by Building Regulations. The development is heated with a biomass-fuelled District Heating System providing under-floor heating and hot water to all units. 100% of internal and external lighting fittings accept low energy lamps.
Rosemary Symonds Memorial Housing Association
Form of Contract
PPC 2000 Negotiated