Passive house for the local community!
Replacing a First World War YMCA hut – still standing opposite – the new building has a capacity to accommodate approximately 200 people and will offer a wide range of activities for the local community, including a youth group, craft group, adult education classes, an upcycling craft group and heritage group.
Wereham Village Hall, near Downham Market in Norfolk, United Kingdom, was completed in 2018 with a floor area of 387 m2, and it has achieved passive house certification.
The building has a steel structure on concrete foundations and is finished externally in timber, brick and flint – typical of the North Norfolk area.
Environmentally sustainable passive house community building!
From Parsons + Whittley Architects, Chris Parsons said: ʺThe proposal is set to create a new exemplar national beacon of an environmentally sustainable Passivhaus community building. The timber-clad building received favourable responses both at public consultation and in pre-application discussions with the planners. ʺ
The project team carefully considered the building’s overall feasibility and operational implications by developing the statement of requirements (SOR), selecting design and construction teams via technical collaboration, and finally through project delivery with commissioning and monitoring.
Read more about this case study (link here).
More interesting case studies!