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Norwich sets sights on UK Passivhaus capital!

Norwich is emerging as a leader for the Passivhaus movement in the UK with a number of significant large scale residential projects underway.

This follows the announcement by Norwich City Council of a 'Fabric First' housing construction framework to assist the development of Passivhaus projects in the area. The framework has a projected total value of £300million and is open to all local authorities and housing associations.

There are a number of medium to large scale residential developments under development in the city totalling more than 600 units, over twice the amount of certified Passivhaus units in the UK to date.

Residential Passivhaus projects under development in Norwich.


Norfolk is already home to a number of celebrated Passivhaus schemes including UK Passivhaus Award winners Burnham Overy Staithe and Wimbish Passivhaus designed by Passivhaus Trust members Parsons + Whittley Architects for Hastoe Housing Association; and the UEA's Enterprise Centre at the Norwich Research Park, designed by Architype, which triumphs the use of locally sourced, low impact materials.

Burnham Overy Staithe

Wimbish Passivhaus

The Enterprise Centre, UEA


  Goldsmith Street

   Project team:
   Client: Norwich City Council
   Architect: Riches Hawley Mikhail
   Client agent: Barron + Smith Development on behalf
   of NPS Norwich
   Passivhaus consultant: WARM: Low Energy Building
   Cost: £14 million
   Units: 105 houses and flats




  Three Score

   Project team:
   Client: Norwich City Council
   Multi-disciplinary team: Barron + Smith Development
   on behalf of NPS Norwich
   Cost: £25 million project cost
   Units: 172 houses and flats (112 Passivhaus)


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