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We are delighted to have supported Berkeley Homes (North East London) Ltd in devising an integrated energy and overheating strategy for the proposed residential development at Trent Park in the London Borough of Enfield.

The development will provide 232 new flats and houses, and include the refurbishment of an existing Grade II Listed Mansion House and Stable Block to provide a further 30 dwellings. Multiple energy strategies were established to cater for the bespoke nature of the refurbished buildings, with care taken to ensure that the character of these historic buildings was not diminished.

The energy strategy proposed for the new build elements aims to prioritise energy efficiency, whilst also maintaining thermal comfort in summer months using passive design measures to avoid overheating. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels were specified at low angles for areas of flat roofs, whilst PV tiles were specified for pitched roof areas in order to minimise visual impact.

For the refurbished buildings, bespoke energy strategies were developed to enable highly efficient dwellings to be designed without the need for intrusive work.