Gallions Housing Association
- Contractor Gumpp & Maier Ltd
- Contract Value £3,500,000.00
- Duration 18 months
- Address 1-9/174-182, Maran Way Erith, Kent
- Development Sustainable retrofit of a mixed residential/commercial development to Passivhaus' EnerPHit standard.
As Employer’s Agent and CDM-Cs a retrofit and refurbishment of this large concrete-framed residential block situated in the London borough of Bexley was undertaken. Funding from the European Union was obtained to wrap the five storey building in a pre-fabricated timber cassette using an external insulation system, which we procured from a specialist manufacturer based in Germany. A new highly-insulated roof was installed, together with photovoltaic panels and a mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) system serving each of the eighteen maisonettes.
We utilised pre-fabricated elements to undertake the extensive works with residents in occupation. In order to complete the works, structural alterations to existing walkways and new high-level pedestrian bridge links have been installed, as well as a new access staircase to the flank elevation of the building.
The ground floor space from disused garages was converted into individual commercial spaces completed on a shell and core basis, providing an additional funding stream for our client. The design also included improvements to the street-scene and landscaping, surrounding the building.