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Malago Court Development creates 26 Passivhaus homes in Bristol

Render of Malago Court, Origin 3 Studio   

Urbis Development's 26-home scheme, on the site of the redundant Bingo venue in Bedminster, is aiming for Passivhaus Standard.  Designed by Bristol architecture practice Origin 3 Studio, the development is currently under construction and includes 9 apartments and 17 houses complete with off-street parking. Hot water will be generated from solar panels with no need for gas connections into the properties. Residents should see reductions in their utility bills compared with conventional properties.

Although the project met Code for Sustainable Homes 4 when granted planning permission, benifactors of the scheme, Bridges Ethical Investment Fund,  pushed for the Passivhaus Standard and designs were modified accordingly. This is Origin 3 Studio's first Passivhaus project, who are working with BRE as PH Consultants.

Consisting largely of masonry construction and part timber frame, the project is intended to be built by local contractors.

Many local contractors seem to be worried about Passivhaus, even though the detailing is fairly simply. Its skills that most local contractors have already, they just need to be careful to ensure a neat quality build. Russ Green, Origin 3 Studio.


Demolition has begun on site and completion is due September 2015. 



Further Information:

Passivhaus Living in Bristol

Origin 3 Studio


24th August 2014

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