Ackerman Road, London – PassivHaus Standard

client: LB Lambeth
completion sept 2016

The three new Passivhaus standard large family houses, as well as the six flats retrofitted in a large victorian villa and adjoining terraced house, are part of LB Lambeth’s radical new programme to develop their own new housing over the next 5 years.  ATA  worked with partners in our new low energy architecture collective 15-40,  to deliver this scheme.

The scheme is located within a conservation area, the three new-build large four-bed family houses are timber-frame construction using the Passivhaus homes PH15 system.

The three houses knit together an existing Victorian terrace in Lambeth, where the site has been vacant since bomb damage during WW2.

The six flats are a major sustainable, low carbon refurbishment initiative which demonstrate realistic aspirations to reduce energy from existing buildings by 70-80%

We realise that there are many positive attributes to the scheme including reinforcing and defining the street frontage with terraced buildings of similar plot widths to the existing terrace. Based on a number of other successful schemes by Anne Thorne Architects in the borough the Urban Design Officer is confident … that the development will be of a very high quality architecture and very distinctive’.

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The local people and new residents were invited to view the three new Passivhaus standard houses and the six retrofitted flats. The residents moved in last April and we are monitoring the flats and houses for a post occupancy evaluation study. LB Lambeth are planning more Passivhaus standard flats.