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Eco-heating and CHP schemes win top national awards

Projects using heat recovery and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to boost their sustainable credentials have been recognised by this year’s Housing Design Awards.

Winner of the Large Housebuilder category was Oxley Woods in Milton Keynes – a 78 homes scheme built by Taylor Wimpey and designed by architectural firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Overall winner- Chimney Pot Park scheme in Salford
Other Winners - Oxley Woods in Milton Keynes (Large Housebuilder Award)
Rostron Brow, Stockport  (Housing Corporation Award)
Bourbon Lane development in Shepherds Bush, London
Adelaide Wharf, Hackney, London
Measures incorporated into the design include an ‘eco hat’ – a cowl on the roof with a solar heating panel and recovery system which recycles heat out of stale air.

Another winner was the Bourbon Lane development in Shepherds Bush, London. This Registered Social Landlord development designed by Cartwright Pickard provides 78 mixed tenure homes that provide secure family homes.

Developers Octavia Housing and Care have used the savings from swift construction to finance the scheme's gas-fired Combined Heat and Power system which provides low-cost heat and power to residents who also have interface units to monitor usage.

The overall winner was Chimney Pot Park scheme in Salford where hundreds of terraced homes were refurbished.

Project Award Winners
Buckingham Riverside, Buckingham
Gosport Railway Station, Gosport
Tibby’s Triangle, Southwold
Tribeca Family Housing, Liverpool
452 Hackney Road, London
Tribeca Plot 1, Liverpool
Greenwich Peninsula, London 
Lobb Lane Mill, Manchester
Housing Minister Caroline Flint said:  “These awards show the incredible results that can be achieved when strong partnerships are formed between local communities, planners, architects and developers.

“The winners are testament to the creativity in the industry and demonstrate the possibilities for designing sustainable, low carbon housing that will last the test of time.”

The awards are sponsored by the Department for Communities and Local Government in partnership with the National House Building Council, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Housing Corporation, English Partnerships and CABE.

Judging was based on a range of factors including sustainability and workmanship.