Sector: Residential

Vaughan Road, Exeter

Project Description

Vaughan Road in Whipton Village has been selected for comprehensive development of modern apartments around a communal garden

These new homes will be constructed to the highest environmental standards to reduce energy costs, create healthy homes and be climate resilient

Over 65% of these new homes will be ‘affordable’, of which 60 homes will be available for social rent and for shared ownership, with priority lettings to local residents. There will be 8 affordable wheelchair accessible homes within the development too. The remaining 32 homes will be for open market sale

A large central green space will become the focal point of the scheme. All apartments are designed to enjoy a view into the shared landscaped gardens. The whole development will
be designed to Passive House Standards which means highly sustainable and super low energy.

The first Passivhaus homes for Exeter, built in the heart of the city

Project Involvement

SDS are developing the mechanical and electrical services design for the development as detailed in the concept plan

Liaising with other consultants to provide Mechanical and Electrical information for the Planning Application, Consultation Process and Tender Documentation

The development of specifications and drawings for all Mechanical Services including internal heating, water, above ground drainage and ventilation systems

The development of specifications and drawings for all Electrical Services including internal small power, telecoms, data, lighting, fire detection, lightning protection, lifts, intruder, CCTV and access control systems

Completed a site utility infrastructure design, with negotiations with utility providers to increase the capacity of the local network whilst minimising the impact to the landscape architecture

The development of Mechanical and Electrical Services incorporating the principals of Passivhaus, Building Biology and Climate Ready principals. Design of the external lighting scheme
that complements the architecture / landscaping while providing a safe environment for the tenants.

Project Benefits

Providing strategic advice to Exeter City Living, Exeter City Council’s development delivery company

We provided information and collaboratively coordinated the services infrastructure into the Architecture and landscape

We worked closely with the Passivhaus and building biology consultant to incorporate the requirements into the M&E design

We provided additional services including External lighting and SAP calculations adding to the collaborative approach the project fostered.