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Passivhaus neighbourhood transforms north London!

Haringey Council is transforming Ashley Road Depot (a former refuse depot) into a low-carbon neighbourhood of 272 new Passivhaus homes for council rent & market sale.

Ashley Road Depot, under construction.    I    Image © Haringey Council

The homes are designed with the highest levels of fabric energy efficiency, triple glazing and reduced thermal bridging. Window sizes respond to each orientation, external shutters minimise solar gain, and photovoltaic panels on the roofs are some of the measures that hope to push the design to net-zero operational carbon & embodied carbon. All buildings connect to the District Energy Network. As well as Passivhaus certification, the scheme is aiming for the LETI targets. Discover more in our Passivhaus net zero Primers.

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Ashley Road Depot   I   Image © Levitt Bernstein   I   Jo McCafferty, Director at Levitt Bernstein quote: The London Borough of Haringey has an ambitious target to be a net zero carbon borough by 2041. They were keen to explore how far high-end sustainability standards could be embedded into the proposals. Passivhaus was also seen as a means to lowering energy bills for residents – vital in these times of escalating fuel costs.


The development is currently under construction. Completion is due in Spring 2026. In situ reinforced concrete frame with SFS wall lining system. Facing brick with concrete detailing is also now visible. 


Ashley Road Depot, under construction.    I    Image © Levitt Bernstein Ashley Road Depot, under construction.    I    Image © Levitt Bernstein Ashley Road Depot, under construction.    I    Image © Levitt Bernstein


Discover more about designing to Passivhaus and delivering net zero aspirations at a neighbourhood scale at the UK Passivhaus Conference 2024. Hear PHT member Levitt Bernstein share more details on this ambitious London legacy on the 19th September. Join us in-person in Oxford or online. PHT Patron Max Fordham are acting as M&E consultants, with PHT member Etude acting as Passivhaus & Sustainability consultant. Passivhaus certification is provided by PHT member MEAD consulting.


Unless otherwise stated, all images © Levitt Bernstein

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Discover more council housing case studies at scale targeting Passivhaus, such as Greenhaus & Agar Grove via our Passivhaus Social Housing campaign linked below.

Passivhaus Social Housing   UK Passivhaus Conference 2024   How to build a Passivhaus



Further information

Ashley Road Depot

Haringey Council home building programme

Passivhaus Social Housing

UK Passivhaus Conference 2024

Passivhaus Primers

How to build a Passivhaus

Passivhaus & embodied carbon

2022 Large & Complex Masterclass Series

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