The Pimlico Road ‘retrofit’ for Grosvenor is aiming for PassivHaus certification, as part of the Grosvenor’s plan for carbon emissions reductions.
The aim on this constrained urban site in a conservation area was to achieve exceptional fabric efficiency by implementing a ‘fabric first’ design approach. This was identified as the most cost effective way of reducing overall carbon dioxide emissions.
The proposal extends the main building mass to: increase the residential yield and retail capacity, to include six residential units (Class C3) at first to third floor levels and to create two retail units (Class A1) on ground and basement floors. The aim is to incorporate high levels of insulation, high airtightness, thermally efficient windows and a cold bridge free design, so as to achieve a carbon and energy efficient outcome.
SCP was appointed as sustainability consultant to advise on operational energy efficiency, PassivHaus standards, renewable technologies, whole-life carbon footprinting, thus ensuring that the overall low carbon vision for this scheme is realised.
SCP’s approach included: