Competition Bid

Horsenden Children's Centre, Greenford

In 2008 we were runners up in a competition for a new single storey Children's Centre with teaching accommodation and external garden and play area.

Having analysed the proposed scheme, and in order to reduce energy use and minimise the carbon footprint of the building, we made the following proposals:

  • A ground source heat pump and underfloor heating

  • Solar thermal hot water

  • Potential solar pv generation

  • Rainwater harvesting and grey water recycling scheme 

  • Substitution of steel structure with glulam

  • Timber frame with straw bale infill to form wall structure