Passivhaus Agar Grove welcomes first residents

Largest inner-city Passivhaus housing development in UK completes first phase

Agar Grove Passivhaus homes HawkinsBrown

Credit- Jack Hobhouse

The first residents have moved into Camden’s Agar Grove, the biggest Passivhaus housing development in the UK. Max Fordham, working with architects Hawkins Brown, Mae, and Architype, provided sustainability, M&E and Passivhaus services at the site.

When it is finished, the development will include 355 homes designed and built to the standard, including an 18-storey tower.

Max Fordham did design-stage Passivhaus modelling for the first two phases up to tender, including summer comfort modelling and design of a super-low-loss communal heating system. Post-tender, the consultant advised on MEP detailed design, commissioning and post-occupancy monitoring.