Killynure Green, Carryduff

Choice Housing Association
Project Description:
Social and Affordable Zero Carbon Housing Scheme
Design Team:
PDP London

As the first housing scheme built in Northern Ireland to code 5 in code for sustainable homes, this multi-award winning project reinforces our reputation for sustainable construction within the industry.

Located in the urban area of Carryduff and along a busy commuter road, this brownfield site required significant cut and fill ground works along with the installation of multiple retaining structures.

The aim of this project was to provide thermally efficient homes that would lead the way for future developments. By combining a fabric first approach complimented with sustainable technologies, each home was designed to achieve an improvement of 60% or more on current building control regulations. The homes were built using traditional strip foundations and the superstructure was constructed using a highly insulated prefab timber system.

In addition to the highly efficient building fabric, building performance was further enhanced through renewable technologies such as PV panels, heat recovery ventilation, rain water harvesting and the provision of winter gardens.

Finishes included Cedral Cementitious Cladding, aluminium windows, zinc dormers and a K-Rend facade. External works included service diversions, road formation, street lighting, street furniture and extensive landscaping.

Winner ‘Sustainable Development Award’ at the Chartered Institute of Housing Awards

Winner ‘Project of the Year – Residential’ at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Winner ‘Best Social Housing Project’ at the RSUA Design Awards

Winner ‘Renewable Energy Project’ at the Action Renewable Awards

Gold Award at the International Green Apple Awards