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London Passivhaus scheme wins two awards

Once complete, the North London scheme will deliver 350 Passivhaus homes out of 493 - the UK’s largest Passivhaus scheme. 

According to Hawkins/Brown, the scheme’s architects, the existing layout of Agar Grove is outdated, inefficient, and detached from the wider city.

The redevelopment project, the largest in Camden’s Community Investment Programme, will involve retaining the existing Lulworth House on site, stripping it back, and refurbishing it to retain the embodied carbon in the structure.

The homes will be designed to increase natural light and open spaces, and the revamped building will include a residents’ garden. The development will also be re-worked to create a coherent network of streets and squares and replace the dead ends and poor connectivity that typified the site.

A site-wide Sustainable Urban Drainage system will be deployed, along with a roof garden with several habitat types to help deliver Camden’s Biodiversity Action Plan targets.

Phase 1a has been completed, with 38 social rented homes built.

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