We are pleased to announce that our Wilmcote House retrofit project was recognised last night as winner of both the Design Through Innovation category and the Regeneration category at the RICS awards Southeast gala dinner event in Oxford.
The RICS regeneration award showcases exceptional improvements to urban, rural or coastal areas. Judges were looking for a scheme that has conserved or improved the built or natural environment in a way that has contributed to the viability of the area.
The Design through Innovation award recognises the use of outstanding innovation in designing a project. The judges were looking for evidence that the creative use of innovative design and technical innovation has enhanced a project across a wide range of criteria.
The regeneration of Wilmcote House addressed resident issues of fuel poverty by reducing home heating demand and consumption by 90%. Designed to the stringent Passivhaus EnerPHit standard, the homes were super-insulated and extended, the walkways were enclosed, and new entrances (and homes) were provided to improve the community sense of health and wellbeing. Creating a desirable place to live, Wilmcote House has become a reference for housing providers and the construction Industry for high-quality large-scale refurbishment both nationally and internationally.
As winner of the RICS South East awards, the project will now go forward to the grand finale – the National Awards – with winners announced in November.
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