QODA have been commissioned by Hill Construction to collect construction evidence for Passivhaus certification for the Agar Grove Estate redevelopment Phase 1C. Originally built in the 1960’s, Agar Grove forms part of Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme and aims to promote a ‘fabric-first’ approach to improve energy performance. The new homes will be built to achieve Passivhaus certification, and the scheme is set to become the UK’s largest residential Passivhaus development when all works are complete.
The development will replace low rise social housing blocks clustered around an eighteen-storey tower served by its own shop and café, with a range of house types including maisonettes and tower block flats. Emphasis has been placed upon creating liveable spaces between homes and improved pedestrian, cycle, and vehicle connectivity across the site. Once all phases of the regeneration are complete the housing capacity will almost double.