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Extra Care Leek, British Trimmings

Client: Your Housing Group

Architect: Triangle

Budget: £6m

Completed: 2011

This new build development includes 87 self-contained flats with staff and communal facilities for the over-55s. It was developed on a former British Trimmings factory site.  S I Sealy produced a performance specification to complete the mechanical and electrical works. CHP and solar thermal were considered as renewable energy technologies. There was sophisticated lighting control.

Through this project we were awarded a substantial grant by the Technology Strategy Board to undertake research into climate change in the UK over the next 25 to 50 years, and design mitigation measures. This involved looking at the expected changes in the weather and extremes expected and looking at sustainable renewable technologies and climate change adaptations capable of coping with global warming. We used the results of this research to future-proof our care home projects and other similar developments.