Passivhaus Developments by Local Authorities & Housing Associations

Goldsmith Street named Britain’s Best New Building

Goldsmith Street named Britain’s Best New Building

Goldsmith Street, the city’s ground-breaking development of eco-efficient council homes, was awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize at a ceremony in London last night. This is the first time a council housing project has been nominated for the prestigious architectural...

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

7th February 2019: " LTS Architects has won planning permission to replace 44 garages in east London with a 19-unit housing block for Tower Hamlets Council The 2,284m² infill scheme in Shetland Road features a Passivhaus standard envelope which, the practice claims,...

London Borough of Tower Hamlets – Stebon Primary School

London Borough of Tower Hamlets – Stebon Primary School

Stebon primary school in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets has completed a refurbishment which includes: the construction of 1,250m2 new two-storey classroom block aiming for Passivhaus Standard. 950m2 extensive remodelling completed outside of term time 2014....

London Borough of Lambeth

London Borough of Lambeth

December 2017: "A sensitive development of social housing in Lambeth combines three new passive houses with six low energy flats delicately constructed inside an old Victorian terrace — and with the emphasis on good indoor air quality, residents are already reporting...

Leeds – Swillington & Richmond Hill  Primary Schools

Leeds – Swillington & Richmond Hill Primary Schools

June 2012:  "Swillington Primary School in Leeds has received Passivhaus certification from WARM! It was designed for Leeds City Council by Architype and built by Interserve Construction. The project is near completion and the school is due to move in from their...

Penge – L&Q Housing Trust

Penge – L&Q Housing Trust

Sixteen one and two bedroom apartments are on sale in south east London, through L&Q’s Shared Ownership scheme. Part of the Manor Lodge scheme, they’re built to Passivhaus standards, which uses a “fabric first” approach to make homes more energy efficient. Each...

Pittenweem – Kingdom Housing Association

Pittenweem – Kingdom Housing Association

The dwelling is a 5 person 4 apartment two storey family home located on the northern side of Pittenweem, one of the idyllic East Neuk of Fife villages. It has a gross indicative floor area of 104sqm including 4.5sqm of storage. Benefitting from a southerly aspect the...

Hereford Council – Archive and Record Centre

Hereford Council – Archive and Record Centre

Patron members Architype have completed the first UK Record and Archive Centre in Hereford aiming for Passivhaus certification. The new £8.1million facility provides a ‘one-stop’ service to the public and professionals alike, 
for access to 7800 collections of local...

Bridgend – Hendre Housing Association

Bridgend – Hendre Housing Association

Cae Gliesion Download as PDFArchitects Pentan Partnership completed two Passivhaus homes for Hendre Housing Association in 2010 - in partnership with contractors Holbrook Construction and BRE Wales. The brief was to design a pair of 3-bedroom, semi-detached homes that...

Wimbush Essex – Hastoe Housing Association

Wimbush Essex – Hastoe Housing Association

March 2018: "An independent report shows Hastoe's Passivhaus development in Wimbish, Essex, is continuing to deliver heating bills for as little as £130 per year. Independent analysis of the UK’s first rural, social housing Passivhaus scheme shows the homes are still...

Anglesey – Grŵp Cynefin

Anglesey – Grŵp Cynefin

4 July 2014: "To mark Rural Housing Week (June 30-July 6), housing association Grŵp Cynefin has unveiled five innovative properties in Dwyran, near Llanfairpwll, that meet the energy efficient Passivhaus standard. Grŵp Cynefin is the first housing association in North...

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

A pair of 2-bed semi-detached houses in Caister, Norfolk, built using the patented Beattie Passive build system, have been Passivhaus certified. They are part of a 12 home development currently underway across three council housing estate sites in Great Yarmouth which...

Norwich City Council

Norwich City Council

"Strange bedfellows, perhaps, but what the Goldsmith Street scheme has in common with multi-million pound projects around the globe is that its design has been highlighted as among the 10 best examples of architecture taking shape in the world this year. The £17m...

Sunderland – Gentoo Homes

Sunderland – Gentoo Homes

As of January 2012 the Racecourse Passivhaus Estate in Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, was the largest residential PassivHaus scheme in the UK. Project Architect and Certified Passivhaus Designer Mark developed the project with the RSL Gentoo. The scheme consists...

Argyll – Fyne Homes

Argyll – Fyne Homes

Tigh-Na-Cladach StoRend Cote is the chosen render system for the UK's first social housing PassivHaus development, certified by the Scottish Passive House Centre. The 'Tigh-Na-Cladach' or 'house by the shore' development consists of 15 one, two and three bedroom...

Norfolk – Freebridge Community Housing

Norfolk – Freebridge Community Housing

December 2014: "Freebridge Community Housing are delighted to have handed over keys to the lucky tenants, moving into two brand new cutting-edge energy efficient Passivhaus homes. Tenants that bid for the houses in Clenchwarton, Norfolk, needed to be ‘green pioneers’...

Fareham District Council

Fareham District Council

23 March 2016 Passivhaus Project Complete! The key handover ceremony for a sustainable housing project took place today at Allotment Road, Sarisbury Green. Six new homes, constructed to Passivhaus Certification Standards, have been built and funded by Fareham Borough...

Leicester – EMH Homes

Leicester – EMH Homes

The largest residential Passive House scheme in the UK has been praised as a beacon of sustainable and affordable housing at its opening ceremony on Monday 19 June 2017. The award-winning Heathcott Road, in the Saffron Lane area of Leicester, developed by emh group,...

East Devon District Council

East Devon District Council

"A project which transformed a Victorian style terraced house in Devon into highly energy efficient 21st century homes has been recognised as one of the UKs most innovative retrofit schemes. The ground-breaking social housing project delivered by East Devon District...

Devon County Council

Devon County Council

Montgomery School was the first PassivHaus certified primary school in the UK for Devon County Council, completed in 2012. It is also the first school with a target to be zero carbon in use. More information

Crawley Borough Council

Crawley Borough Council

Crawley Borough Council’s first Passivhaus development, designed by Green Register members Accredited Passivhaus Design, was completed and certified to the Passivhaus Standard in 2017. Gales Place in Three Bridges provides 13 new affordable homes - six flats and seven...

Circle Housing Group

Circle Housing Group

All 51 homes at an affordable residential scheme in Rainham, Essex have received Passivhaus certification. The development consists of a mix of family homes and apartments, arranged in two rows of three-storey homes, a row of two-storey terraces and an apartment...

Cherwell District Council

Cherwell District Council

Build!, an award winning initiative by Cherwell District Council was created in 2012 to look at alternative ways to deliver affordable homes for local people. Build’s latest development offers 11 Shared Ownership Passive Houses in Banbury. Passive Housing is the gold...

Passivhaus Schools – Carmarthanshire

Passivhaus Schools – Carmarthanshire

Two new passivhaus schools complete in Carmarthanshire The schools are the first built products of the innovative Patrwm 21 model;a Passivhaus pattern-book approach for delivering schools under the Welsh 21stCentury Schools investment programme. Patrwm 21, (welsh...

Broadland Housing Association, North Norfolk

Broadland Housing Association, North Norfolk

Hindolveston Road Housing, is an affordable housing Passivhaus development of 2/3-bed semi-detached houses, two of which are passivhaus accredited. Occupied August 2013 Carrow Road is a new build riverside development of 250 apartments and commercial uses. The scheme...

Broadland District Council

Broadland District Council

Carrowbreck Meadow is a development of 14 Passivhaus homes built by Broadland Growth Ltd., partnership between Broadland District Council and NPS Property Consultants Limited – which is part of the Norse Group owned by Norfolk County Council.

Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council

A Bristol City Council housing development has won two prestigious architectural awards and recognition for its sustainability. Challender Court in Henbury picked up the Royal Institute of Britsh Architects (RIBA) South West Sustainability Award alongside a RIBA South...

Bournemouth Council

Bournemouth Council

Posted on Monday 29th October 2018 by Bournemouth Council Work has finished to develop three brand new eco-friendly council homes in West Howe. The three 2 x bedroom houses will contribute to the Council’s existing housing stock providing homes for those waiting on...

Aster Housing Association, Cornwall

Aster Housing Association, Cornwall

This was the first social housing in the UK built to Passivehaus standard. 20 social houses in St. Ive, Liskeard, Cornwall were completed in 2011. Passivhaus was chosen because there was no gas on the site, and the housing association had very poor experience with...

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