studio partington
award winning architects
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Greenfields House

New build residential

Greenfields House

Essex | Greenfields Community Housing | Completed

A civilised and uplifting working environment for Greenfields Community Housing, the building combines office functions with community rooms and meeting spaces.

The sustainability strategy achieved a BREEAM 'Very Good' rating and combined natural ventilation, ground source heat pumps, and concrete soffits that provide thermal mass and are exposed as part of the interior scheme .

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The foyer and public areas contain specially commissioned artworks that celebrate the diversity and heritage of the local community. 

Achievements:
RICS Award 2011 High Commended Sustainability and Community Benefit
Concrete Society Awards 2010 Certificate of Excellence

For more information download a project PDF here.

More information on the sustainability merit of Greenfields House can be found in Better Buildings: Learning from buildings in use, available from the RIBA Bookshops.

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We didn’t want a clinical, bland, red brick social housing headquarters that was stamped with ‘them’ and ‘us’. We wanted something that is ... enjoyed by all. A shared space. We were listened to and understood and today every time I pass the building I smile at what we helped achieve.
— Leigh Jones, tenant and working group participant
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© Photography by Timothy Soar