Ormandy supports early stages of Code Level 3 housing development

Published:  10 November, 2010

Ormandy, off site construction, prefabrication
The key to low carbon emissions from a residential development in east London is the use of MiniBreeze heat-interface units from Ormandy in each dwelling connected to central plant.

A packaged plant room made offsite by Ormandy is playing a key role in the early stages of The Academy Central residential development on the site of the former University of East London in Barking. Taylor Wimpey, in partnership with London & Quadrant is building 936 residential units, a mixture of apartments and houses, to Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. The temporary plant room enables parts of the site to be occupied before the main energy centre is completed and which has been carefully designed to incorporate components such as boilers and pumps from the temporary plant room.

Community heating is at the centre of the Level 3 strategy, with each home being connected to the site-wide heating network by heat interface units. The homes completed so far use Ormandy MiniBreeze units.

The energy centre will include energy-efficient boilers, CHP engine and biomass. Its carbon-dioxide emissions will be 40% lower than required by the 2006 Building Regulations.

Robert Hunter, Mott MacDonald’s project manager on the scheme, comments, ‘This development is the first time we have used the MiniBreeze. It’s easy to set up and commission. It matches our design performance requirements, plus the installers have praised its simplicity to install. We shall continue to consider the MiniBreeze for future suitable projects.’

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