Passivhaus Affiliate

Site visit to Rainham: 51 homes development to Passivhaus standard

Date: 26 June 2014 Time: 10.00 - 13.00
Location: Rainham College for Construction, New Road, Rainham, Essex, RM13 8G Cost: Free to eligible SME's

Construction of Climate Energy Homes’ all-affordable Passivhaus certified development for Circle Housing has got under way in Rainham, Essex.

Rainham Passivhaus Development. WARM

The development on a brownfield site off New Road in Rainham, Essex, will comprise 51 new affordable rented homes with a mix of one, two, three and four-bed dwellings, which are also Lifetime Homes, Mayor’s London Housing Design Guide and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 compliant. The project is a collaboration of Circle Housing Group and Climate Energy Homes who are developing the site which was acquired from the Greater London Authority (GLA). PRP are employers agent on the project.

Working with Passivhaus consultant Peter Warm Associates, the architect has designed a simple arrangement of unbroken terraces, which are deep on plan and so maintain the low ratio of external envelope to floor area.

This is a unique opportunity to visit a set of domestic Passivhaus dwellings during the latter stages of its construction.  This tour provides an overview of a low carbon timber SIPS panel design. The dwellings will be Passivhaus certified.

This event will start at Rainham College for Construction where there will be presentations from Climate Energy Homes, Lead Developer on the design and build of the property and from representatives of the Centre for the Built Environment on Passivhaus.  Following the presentations the group will visit the site which will involve a short 10 minute walk.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) - boots, jacket and helmet - is required.

This site visit is CPD accredited.

Refreshments will be provided.


Free to eligible SME's. 

To purchase a ticket please contact Julia O'Rourke on 01603 591765

Further Information:

Centre for the Built Environment

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