Standings Court in Shortlist Success
Osborne is pleased to announce that the social housing development, Standings Court, in Horsham, West Sussex, has been announced as a finalist in this year’s UK Passivhaus Trust Awards.
Completed in April 2012 for Osborne’s customer, Saxon Weald and designed by MH Architects, Standings Court comprises of 38 homes over a re-developed brownfield site. Within these, there are 12 Passivhaus accredited properties, 21 CSH Level 5 flats and five CSH Level 5 flats. The houses are arranged in a series of terraces that form a coherent street block and form ‘green rooms’ around the central mature trees.
Passivhaus (also known as ‘Passive House’), is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world which aims to reduce energy use and carbon emissions from buildings, as well as providing high standards of comfort and building health.
The Passivhaus Trust, as an independent non-profit organisation, provides leadership in the UK for the adoption of this environmentally friendly standard and methodology. Their awards ceremony aims to promote and encourage the Passivhaus standard through showcasing buildings of excellent architecture which also deliver innovative good occupant health and well-being.
This scheme has been nominated in the ‘Architectural Design’ category, with other finalists including two other social housing schemes in Norfolk. The winners are set to be announced at a ceremony at the Museum of London on Tuesday 1 July.