Winner of a national innovation award, this comprehensive retrofit delivers a super insulated, low maintenance and affordable near net zero-energy home with a 30-year construction and assured energy performance warranty. We see the pilot project as an opportunity to show how energy and fabric upgrades can also lead to improvements to the dwellings themselves and to a wider ‘masterplan’ area. The wider opportunity extends beyond the immediate home environment and includes improvements to the boundaries and landscaping to neighbouring streets and public spaces. We hope our design ideas will be transformative at a number of levels, including a general improvement of the identity and perception of the area. We believe it is very important for the practical and measurable improvements to be coupled with perceptual changes – promoting optimism and aspiration in the area and building on the tangible spirit of neighbourliness that already exists.
Location: Sneinton, Nottingham
Client: Nottingham City Homes & Melius Homes