Florence Buchan Court, Sutton Road

Florence Buchan Court is the second of four social housing projects in Newham where we have used our specialist housing and Passivhaus skills to assist Kind & Co as contractor. Nine maisonettes and 20 flats will give energy efficient homes with low running costs for council tenants.

This long thin block tested our Passivhaus skills because we had to follow a planning approval obtained by a different architect. We overcame the following challenges:

We can now apply this experience to design out potential issues before planning and make Passivhaus social housing more economical.