The redevelopment of the former Bath University Oakfield Campus in Swindon to provide a total of 239 high quality homes, both houses and apartments, of which 30% are affordable.
The design has been informed by extensive community engagement and Nationwide Building Society, project sponsor, aim to make a meaningful and replicable contribution to meeting the national housing shortage by sharing the learnings from this project to encourage other responsible businesses to do more.
A range of sustainable design and construction measures have been incorporated addressing the sustainable management of resources and the protection and enhancement of the environment.
These measures include passive design, building fabric considerations, continuous insulation, horizontal glazing and shading design. XCO2 have been working on the building services design from concept stage and the planning application, for which XCO2 provided a wide scope of environmental design guidance, was approved in July 2019.
A life cycle assessment was also completed post-planning. High carbon intensive materials were identified and mitigation measures were incorporated to minimise the development’s embodied carbon.