Sector: Residential

Primrose Park, Plymouth

Project Description

Primrose Park is a picturesque development situated off Bodmin Road in Whitleigh, Plymouth

The low-energy Passivhaus site, built by Mi-space, is one of the largest low-energy Passivhaus schemes in the country, alleviating the issue of fuel poverty for its occupants through an innovative, modern standard of construction

The groundbreaking 72-home scheme is built to Passivhaus design principles – a unique method of construction which reduces energy bills by improving insulation and air-tightness

The £11.6m development, includes 49 homes for affordable rent and 23 for shared ownership

The scheme has won numerous awards including CIBSE Building Performance Winner 2019 and Constructing Excellence ‘Buildingof the Year’ 2019 regional award.

An award winning, £10.4m Passivhaus standard development

Project Involvement

Main contractor technical advisor for Mi-Space

Provide strategic advice to the client in relation to mechanical and electrical services

Offer practical construction advice and guidance to the client team

Main contractor quality control inspectorate to review and comment on specialist contractors completed works

Verify that the building mechanical and electrical services designs satisfied and included for all the client and end user requirements and that the design complied with Passivhaus standards.

Project Benefits

Throughout the project we were in dialogue with the client to understand their business drivers and site requirements

Act as client technical advisors, robustly challenging contractor submissions for technical compliance, good practice and best value in order to deliver a scheme to meet client aspirations

Undertake quality walks with specialist sub-contractors to identify emerging quality issues and enable preventative measures to be implemented

Identified emerging issues with design and installation and ensured corrective actions were implemented.