Friday, 22 February 2013

Milestone day at Oyster Falls Passivhaus

As the winter sun shone and perfect waves rolled in, Gale & Snowden were on-site at Oyster Falls along with Point 6 Projects' Project Manager, the structural engineer, and the client on this milestone day to see the steel frame erected.

As the line of columns along the west facade (which will ultimately be clad in full-height, high-performance triple glazing) enclosed the open-plan, lower ground floor space, for the first time in the course of the build everyone was able to see the living area at Oyster Falls and its panoramic view over Croyde Bay, Lundy and the Atlantic Ocean take shape.

This groundbreaking Passivhaus is due for completion later in 2013.  Keep an eye on this blog for more progress photographs.

The steels enclose the lower ground floor living area

Looking north west over Croyde Bay from the upper ground floor level

Looking south west from the lower ground floor study

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Exeter City Council Own Build Affordable Housing Public Consultation

A Public Consultation was held at St. Michael's School, Exeter on Monday 11th February.  The consultation schemes included Anthony Road, Hamlin Gardens, Bovemoor's Lane and Thornpark Rise sites for a total of 26 affordable houses for rent.  The houses are to be arranged in terraces and designed to meet the Passivhaus Standard.

Gale & Snowden Architects attended the event with Exeter City Council to meet with local residents, explain the schemes and answer any questions raised.  The feedback gathered will be used to inform the design of the schemes and full planning applications are expected to be submitted later this spring.