Member Project: Mayfield Road - Huntingdon

The developer members of the GHA have all committed to building fully sustainable homes and communities in accordance with the GHA Standard and Charter in the majority of their developments, and to higher standards wherever possible.

GHA Developer Member:

Hill Residential Ltd

Project Description:

 This early Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5 project provides a sustainability showcase and encouraged many of our partners to address sustainability issues, from timber frame to smart water metering, and the client and the local council to use the project to promote sustainability to a wider audience.


Initiated by Huntingdonshire District Council as a competition, Hill was chosen to partner with Circle to deliver this exemplar development. The partnership worked closely on the project, with a very tight series of milestones from the launch of the bidding to start on site.


Working alongside our architects and sustainability advisers, an energy strategy report and sustainability statement, full SAP and EPC, TAS computer simulated thermal modelling and cost-in-use analyses were produced alongside embodied energy calculations and post occupancy evaluation. We employed a variety of methods to achieve Code Level 5 compliance.


Passivhaus design principles were adopted to reduce base energy demand for heating, lighting and cooling and the master plan was designed, where possible, to allow the main living areas to have a southerly aspect. This maximises the use of solar energy in winter, whilst appropriately sized glazing, ventilation and shading prevents overheating and the need for air conditioning. 


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