Passive House Affordable Homes

DJD Architects are pleased to have assisted our client, Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing to achieve full planning consent for two new houses for affordable rent, in Stanmore, Shropshire. Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing is the ALMO (Arms Length Management Organisation) for Shropshire Council.

The houses are proposed as a Passivhaus pilot scheme by STAR Housing and the properties have been designed to achieve the Passivhaus standard, with increased thermal performance of the fabric of the building, increased air tightness, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and air source heat pumps.

These will be the first houses that STAR Housing has proposed to this standard and the project will include post occupancy evaluation so that lessons learned can be applied to other new development projects in the county.

Planning consent was gained in November 2021 and the Client is in the final stages of appointing a contractor for a start on site. We are looking forward to seeing the project start to take shape.

Project Details
Client: Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing
Work Stages: 1-3
Dates: 2020 onwards
Approximate Value: Not disclosed
Contractor: To be appointed