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The Old Water Tower

Location: Chieveley, Newbury
Completion Status: Completed April 2015 Occupancy: Occupied May 2016
Architect: Gresford Architects Consultant: WARM low energy building practice
Contractor: MBC Timber Frame Client: Tom Gresford
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The Old Water Tower project factfile

The Old Water Tower has been built as a commercial proposition to show that a Passivhaus can be a crisply designed modern piece of architecture that eschews the clichéd “hair shirt” approach to sustainable living. 

With its large windows and generous living spaces, the four bedroom family house is a comfortable, contemporary interpretation of the locally found historic timber framed buildings it draws inspiration from. Unusually for a Passivhaus it is orientated to the west to take advantage of beautiful views over open countryside, and its warm and characterful interior shows how bright and joyful life in a Passivhaus can be.


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Gresford Architects

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