Passivhaus scheme with University of Oxford accommodation : St Peter’s College

St Peter’s is the youngest college within the old city, where the medieval walls border the stone Georgian architecture from the 1790s.

Willmott Dixon is to apply its extensive Passivhaus knowledge to a £11m project from the University of Oxford’s St Peter’s College to deliver a student accommodation building.

The project to create two buildings that will each be four storeys high will provide 54 bedrooms for the college’s students. As well as meeting the ultra-low carbon Passivhaus Low Energy Building (LEB) standard, the buildings include a podium garden with paved and planted areas, as well as enhancing the existing Canal House garden and links to the main college site.

The St Peter’s College project is the latest to benefit from Willmott Dixon’s extensive Passivhaus knowledge. As well as the Spelthorne Leisure Centre contract awarded earlier this month, the company built the award winning £38m Harris Academy Sutton, the UK’s largest Passivhaus accredited secondary school. It also delivered Hackbridge Primary School, the UK’s first Passivhaus ‘Plus’ education facility, which consumes only 75% of the 100% renewable energy it generates, selling the remainder back to the grid.

Read the full article in the Facilities Management Journal here.

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