87 East Street, Surrey

Sitting on the site of an existing four-storey vacant office building, the East Street development is a supported living development for young people located in Epsom. The multi-residential development will includes 45 self-contained one-bed residential units spread over four storeys together with office training spaces and communal facilities on the ground floor. We were appointed to provide a range of sustainability and energy services to support the design team with the planning application of the development. This included advice, and assessments to meet a 'Very Good' rating under BREEAM 2011 and Level 3 under Code for Sustainable Homes. Our proposed energy strategy helps the development attain a 36% saving of CO2 emissions through the specification of energy efficient building envelope, MVHR and onsite renewable energy generation, including a CHP plant. For the communal areas, air source heat pumps for heating and cooling was considered the most energy efficient option. The daylight and sunlight study assessed the impact of the proposed development on the availability of daylight and sunlight to existing surrounding buildings and their garden spaces, together with any potential impacts of light pollution and solar glare caused by the development. Internal daylight distribution calculations were carried out to ensure that the development attains good daylight levels as required by BREEAM 2011 and the Code for Sustainable Homes. 

Client
Sanctuary Housing

Architect
Sprunt

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