Back in December of 2019 we were announced as winners of Energiesprong UK’s Research & Development competition. Our challenge is to deliver a scalable holistic concept design for a subject building, Treadgold House in Kensington. Our concept and team titled ‘BowTieSprong’ was awarded £30,000 of EU match funding to design a Net Zero Carbon retrofit system in line with the Energiesprong specification that would successfully deliver it’s comfort promise to all residents.
Bow Tie Construction – London’s leaders in Passivhaus and low-energy construction and Retrofit. Over 20 completed individual retrofit projects
Gardner Stewart Architects – Award-winning architecture, masterplanning and urban design practice specialising in estate regeneration and large-scale residential retrofit work.
Mauer UK – Manufacturers of a unique external wall insulation system to address the challenges and obstacles faced in the current solid wall insulation market.
NILAN – Manufacturing of combined heat pump, MVHR and hot water systems in a compact unit.
The project is led by our Passivhaus designer and business development manager Hagop Heath-Matossian with a view to creating a system where buildability and economy of installation is prioritised throughout the process. This results in a corresponding drop in cost and installation duration and less disruption to in-situ residents. By prioritising the installation considerations during the design process, BowTieSprong eliminates previously inherent complexity risks and secures the quality of the product. The team is receiving direct advice and consultation from The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The design is due for completion in July at which point we will be happy to discuss installation and costs with potential clients.