We were part of the Retrofit for the Future project partnership in the East Midlands. More on the project blog.




Under progress is our first collaborative attempt at an online PatternBook for sustainable housing.


Studio UrbanArea LLP are able to support work to delivery on site with a full range of integrated design, assessment and project management services. The scope of our sustainable design and implementation includes SAP / Code for Sustainable Homes Assessments and is supported by business and financial planning to ensure projects are viable as well as technically feasible. We have completed the challenge of retrofitting social housing to Passiv Haus standard. We are currently exploring different delivery models that can achieve high quality and low carbon standards, including a Code Level 6 / PassivHaus PatternBook for the East Midlands and the establishment of an umbrella Community Land Trust for Yorkshire and the North East.

We also initiate development partnerships which have a purpose. The Cultural Renaissance Company will be a special purpose vehicle promoting demonstration projects that embrace the synegry between sustainable technologies and traditional construction skills. 'Built it Yourself' will present our response to the new localism agenda and 'big society' ideas that aim to empower communities in sustainable design and lfestyles. A number of site and area prospectuses will appear soon.

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