We are delighted to be a part of the team working on Greenhaus Salford, winner of the Sustainability Award at the Insider North West Residential Awards 2024.

Greenhaus is the latest chapter in the regeneration of the Chapel Street area of Salford Central, led by The English Cities Fund. This scheme has been developed alongside Salix Homes who will be the housing association partner for the scheme.

The Hannan residential team are the MEP design consultants for Greenhaus, which will provide 96 eco-friendly, affordable apartments designed and built to Passivhaus standards,  making it the largest scheme of Passivhaus accredited, affordable homes in the UK.

Our duties on the project have included:

  • Technical review and development of MEP strategy options and plant space requirements to achieve Passivhaus Certification
  • MEP design input into the PHPP assessment
  • Building Regulations Part L Design Stage Compliance Assessments
  • Limiting Overheating Analysis
  • Ongoing site inspections & reporting during the construction period

The Passivahus accreditation will be achieved by employing an all electric strategy including residential ventilation via high efficiency MVHR units, heat pump technology, in addition to passive measures such as enhanced building fabric performance including triple glazing, and significantly improved air tightness.

Other members of the team include:  Buttress Architects; Appleyard & Trew; Alan Johnston Partnership; Max Fordham; Design Fire Consultants; Planit IE; main contractor Eric Wright Construction and MEP Contractor Ameon Building Services.

Greenhaus is part of ECF’s wider £1bn regeneration scheme transforming the area of Salford Central.  The masterplan contains commercial, retail and residential buildings creating a new and vibrant destination for people to live, work and relax.

The English Cities Fund is a joint venture between Muse Places, Legal & General and Homes England, in conjunction with Salford City Council.

‘The overarching aim has been to reduce energy demand and to employ highly efficient, sustainable services design to address fuel poverty and the cost-of-living crisis. In doing so, the scheme is also a positive step in the right direction for achieving carbon targets, offers improved levels of thermal comfort, and will improve residents’ health and wellbeing. The success of the scheme has been driven by each discipline’s attention to detail throughout the design and construction period”.

Thomas Cutt

Thomas Cutt

Associate Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

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