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Stamford Brook

Implementing advanced energy standards for housing

Stamford Brook is a development of around 700 cavity masonry dwellings that was being constructed on part of the National Trust’s Dunham Massey Estate near Altrincham in Cheshire. Construction on the site commenced in 2004 and continued until around 2009/2010. The development was carried out under a partnership agreement between the land owner, the National Trust, and the two developers Redrow and Bryant Homes. The development partners were also participating in a “Partners in Innovation” (PII) project with the Centre for the Built Environment at Leeds Metropolitan University that has investigated various aspects of the design and construction processes. The Stamford Brook PII project is a unique record of the achievements, successes, failures, problems and solutions that can occur during the implementation of an advanced energy standard on a large scale housing development. Using participatory action research methodologies, the research project team has followed the progress of the development from initial discussions on the energy standard and environmental standard, through the detailed design process, observation of construction of the dwellings, performance testing of completed buildings and monitoring of occupied houses.

Research outputs

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