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ECD appointed to two further tower block retrofit projects for Portsmouth

May 8, 2015


We are pleased to announce that ECD Architects has been appointed for the design and delivery of the refurbishment programme of two high rise blocks of flats for Portsmouth City Council.

Tipton House and Edgbaston House were both constructed using the ‘Bison’ pre-cast concrete panel method.

Being built in 1966 they have poor thermal performance and due to their height and construction method are classed as ‘hard to treat’ properties in relation to thermal performance. They have an average RdSAP (Reduced Data Standard Assessment Procedure) rating of 52 against the Council’s average of 71 across its social housing stock.

The main aim of the works will be to improve the thermal properties of the buildings so as to reduce heat loss through the building fabric and provide a better living environment for residents. In order to achieve this, a whole building solution is required with the aim of achieving an EnerPHit certified scheme.

This new commission builds upon our current work for Portsmouth City Council as well as our experience retrofitting tower blocks to the Passivhaus EnerPHit standard.