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Tipton and Edgbaston

Portsmouth

Client: Portsmouth City Council
Project Value: £11.2m
Brief: Refurbishment of two 18-storey high rise blocks of flats
Sustainability Initiatives: Retrofit to the EnerPHit Standard

This project involved the development of an indepth options appraisal for the refurbishment works at Tipton House and Edgbaston House – two pre-cast concrete panel residential towers constructed in 1966. Both buildings have poor thermal performance and, due to their height and construction method, are classed as ‘hard to treat’ properties in relation to thermal performance.

The main aim of the project would 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 was considered with the aim of achieving an EnerPHit certified scheme. Works to the internal/communal areas of both buildings reviewed upgrades for heating, hot water, ventilation, remodelling works to improve kitchens & bathrooms, refuse chutes, ground floor pram stores, roof and entrances.