Lound Hall Nursing Home passivhaus

Typology: 
Non-Residential
Status: 
In progress
2011

When completed Lound Hall will be the UK’s first Passivhaus nursing home, with a core focus on fresh air ventilation, comfort and healthy living conditions. The new extension at Lound Hall is in response to unprecedented demand for places as a result of Lound Hall’s focus on high quality traditional nursing care, as well as the changing national demographics.  The scheme will add an additional seventeen bed places, including a ten bed Dementia Unit.

The project will also include the reconfiguration of 60% of rooms within the existing Georgian Manor house, providing much greater space for residents.

Built to the pioneering German certified Passivhaus standards, the construction techniques will result in warm, health-providing spaces that reduce energy consumption at the same time as providing air quality up to eight times better than other buildings. The heat energy requirements of a Passivhaus must be below 15kwh per square meter per annum, saving an additional 290,000kwh per annum over the UK’s BREEAM energy standards.