Chafford Hundred: Level 4, Code for Sustainable Homes
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Chafford Hundred, Thurrock, near Lakeside, Essex.
Stephen Howard Homes

BBR Architects

Project Manager:
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The first development in the Thames Gateway region to achieve Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes is under construction on a brownfield site in Chafford Hundred, situated near the Lakeside shopping centre and only 30 minutes train ride from London’s Fenchurch Street station. The development features a district heating scheme, solar heating, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), ground source heat pumps and rainwater harvesting.

The whole site is also in a landscaped pedestrian area, with underground parking for residents. MNP produced a cost-effective design for the underground car park. By adapting tried and tested techniques to the slope of the site and ground conditions, a highly buildable solution was achieved. According to Frank Navarro; “The underground car park design was straightforward. Developers are often wary about building underground but we have worked on several of these projects and they need not be difficult”.

Under construction