These works entailed the refurbishment and extension of existing premises in order to accommodate a new state of the art hostel for the client, providing 25 beds and ancillary services for homeless men, and involved the restoration of a derelict listed building on a difficult site.
Significant emphasis was placed on Energy Initiative Schemes. Elemental to this project, was a Building Management System (BMS) to control each of the proposed energy sources. Our renewable energy scheme included, a system of thermal solar panel comprising highly efficient tubes, roof membrane which incorporates P.V elements and natural gas condensing boilers.
Subsequent to completion of this project The Hostel was shortlisted for the 2013 Isover Energy Efficiency Awards. The building achieved A3 standard and is the only building shortlisted which is naturally ventilated. Also awarded 1st prize by in the Allianz Community Housing Awards 2013, which recognises and rewards excellence in the provision of social housing and the showcasing of how innovative design and management can create a positive impact on the lives of tenants and the wider community.