Passivhaus Affiliate

HARC receives certification

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre - winner of RIBA West Midlands Award &  Constructing Excellence Awards for ‘Best Value Project’ and ‘Best Sustainable Project’ 2015, has received Passivhaus certification.

The 3,350m2 scheme cost £8 million, started on site in October 2013, was completed in January 2015 and received certification February 2016.


Providing state-of the art accommodation for the county’s historical artifacts, the new centre is the first building of its kind in the UK to be designed and built to the rigorous Passivhaus standard, as well as the new guide for the storage and exhibition of archival materials, PD5454.

Hereford Archive & Record Centre, Monitoring data

Relative Humidity & Temperature monitoring data: Elemental Solutions

Congratulations to all involved.

Key Team:

Client: Herefordshire Council

Architects: Architype

Landscape & Planning Consultants: Churchman’s Landscape Architects

Passivhaus Consultants: Elemental Solutions & Alan Clarke

Structural Engineers: Eastwood & Partners

M&E consultant: E3 Consulting

Project manager: EC Harris LLP

Main contractor: Kiers

Passivhaus Certifier: WARM


Further Information:

Previous PHT Story: First UK Passivhaus Record and Archive Centre completes in Hereford - Jan 2015

Previous PHT Story: Hereford Archive accommodates students site visit - May 2015

21st March 2016

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