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    Sussex Yacht Club Shortlisted for AJ Award

    Announcement that the Sussex Yacht Club Project has been shortlisted for an AJ Architecture Award for the Leisure Project Category.

  • With five million social rent properties in the UK, the sector can make a huge contribution to the 2050 net zero target. Inside Housing speaks to Emily Braham at Energiesprong UK, James Traynor at ECD Architects and Matt Hickman at Vinci Facilities, to find out how their collaboration can make a difference
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    How to cut energy use and carbon emissions

    Inside Housing speaks to Emily Braham at Energiesprong UK, James Traynor at ECD Architects and Matt Hickman at Vinci Facilities about achieving the 2050 net zero target.

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    Appointment to £12.5m Irvine Primary School

    ECD Architects appointed as part of the Robertson team by hub South West to provide PassivHaus design services for a £12.5 million primary school in Irvine, North Ayrshire.

  • Grenfell Tower Retrofit
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    Grenfell Four Years On

    Four years on from Grenfell: the cladding scandal and architects’ role in solving it

  • LABM Article RE Drymen Passivhaus achieving planning
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    Drymen Passivhaus achieves planning

    Hanover Scotland gets go-ahead for first green social housing development

  • Muir Road (Phase One of the Bellsmyre Regeneration & Masterplan) achieves planning.
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    £30M Regeneration underway in Bellysmyre

    Construction work to create much-needed, high-quality affordable homes for tenants of Caledonia Housing Association got underway this week at Muir Road, Bellsmyre, in West Dunbartonshire.

  • ECD Architects refurbishment of old school building
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    Perthshire Primary School Reopening

    Contractors have finished work on a multi-million pound upgrade at a century-old Perthshire primary school.

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    Architects selected for Lancaster West Estate Refurbishment

    ECD Architects named as one of the three Architects for the £57.9m refurbishment of the 700-home estate surrounding the Grenfell Tower.

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    Bellsmyre regeneration receives planning go-ahead

    West Dunbartonshire Council has approved a development of 66 affordable homes at Muir Road led by Caledonia Housing Association with ECD Architects.

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    ECD Architects Appointed to NG Homes

    ECD Architects has been appointed to join ng homes’ framework for the next four years. Based in North Glasgow, ng homes provides approximately 5500 high quality homes for people in the region.

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    Tenants back £30m Bellsmyre estate regeneration

    Caledonia Housing Association has secured the backing of an overwhelming majority of tenants to press ahead with a £30m regeneration package for Bellsmyre, West Dunbartonshire.

  • ECD Architects have been appointed by Central Bedfordshire Council to deliver a Passivhaus expansion scheme to the existing Thornhill Primary School, located in Houghton Regis.
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    Appointment for expansion of Thornhill Primary

    ECD Architects have been appointed by Central Bedfordshire Council to deliver an expansion scheme to the existing Thornhill Primary School, located in Houghton Regis.

  • James Traynor interviewed about his new book: EnerPHit: a Step by Step Guide to Low Energy Retrofit, Passivehouse and his role at ECD.
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    James Traynor interview

    James Traynor interview about his new book: EnerPHit: a Step by Step Guide to Low Energy Retrofit, Passivehouse and his role at ECD.

  • Thurrock Council’s five-storey residential development at the former Tops Social Club site (Alma Court), in Argent Street, Grays, was named the winner of the ‘Housing Schemes under 50 homes’ category.
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    ECD Project Tops Club Awarded Major Prize

    Thurrock Council’s five-storey residential development at the former Tops Social Club site (Alma Court), in Argent Street, Grays, was named the winner of the ‘Housing Schemes under 50 homes’ category.

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    New Framework

    Caledonia [Housing Association] are delighted to award these contracts to such high calibre Architects.

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    Hub of Activity (Walton Court)

    LABM talks to James Traynor, Managing Director of ECD Architects about Award- Winning regeneration of Walton Court Centre in Aylesbury - A mixed-use community hub with 58 residential units above.

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    Modelling the Future

    This year, the Housing sector stepped into the future. The Meadows - a £5.5m, 54-home regeneration scheme in Nottingham - became the first social housing to be built using building information modelling (BIM) technology'. - Luke Barratt

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    Retrofit Revealed

    This report represents the first analysis of data collected from the Technology Strategy Board's Retrofit for the Future programme, and a review of the final reports submitted by the Retrofit for the Future project teams.

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    Housing Model (Tops Club)

    Tops Club feature in LABM: "Thurrock Council is using BIM Level 2 to deliver the new Argent Street affordable housing development in Grays. ECD Architects designed the scheme and are working with Thurrock to bring the project to fruition, providing traiing to help the council get to grips with BIM." – Claire Clutten reports.

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    The Rebirth of Lochgelly and Lessons for Brexit Britain

    Ike Ijeh in BD sums up the value that the regeneration of Lochgelly town centre brings: “Thriving new shops have been opened, historic fabric has been restored and converted, facilities have been improved and new housing and public spaces created, and scores of new businesses have been opened by local residents, galvanising a new era of economic activity in the region.

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    Wilmcote House Portsmouth Project Update.

    Video interview complied by Rockwool UK of James Traynor of ECD and Steve Groves of Portsmouth City Council discussing the reasoning behind the retrofit of Wilmcote House.

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    Lochgelly Town centre scheme scoops regeneration awards

    Scottish Construction now article about Lochgelly being awarded first place in two categories at the Planning and Placemaking Awards. 'Cllr. Mark Hood, Acting Chair of the Cowenbeath Area Committee has expressed his delight at Lochgelly Town Centre Regeneration work securing two of these national awards.'

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    Thermal Vision (Wilmcote House)

    “The flaws of Portsmouth’s Wilmcote House may have been indicative of 1960s social housing, but now its mass adoption of Passivhaus principles could see it used as a model for sustainable retrofit across the UK and Europe.” Ike Ijeh reports.

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    High-rise Ambitions: Project Profile – Wilmcote House

    In Portsmouth, an ambitious project is currently underway to transform an ailing high-rise apartment block in a deprived part of the city into a modern super-insulated building refurbished to the Passivhaus standards.

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    The Sky’s the Limit

    Sara Kassam from CIBSE included the ECD Greensky Thinking Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) event to praise the continuous learning process and ECD work towards closing the Performance gap.