Norwich council opens £300m framework for Passivhaus homes

Norwich City Council is establishing a £300m framework to deliver energy efficient affordable homes, with many being built to the Passivhaus standard.

Its Fabric First Framework is intended to:

  • Create comfortable, energy efficient living and working environments
  • Create energy efficient buildings
  • Use innovative methods of construction
  • Adopt a flexible construction methodology with minimal implications for design.

Norwich council has already developed a number of Passivhaus schemes, including the 105-unit Goldsmith Street scheme of apartments and houses. Architect on the Goldsmith Street scheme is Riches Hawley Mikhail.

The tender opportunity for the framework is divided into three lots covering small (one to 20 unit), medium (21-100 unit) and large (111+ units) schemes to encourage small and medium contractors to tender. Deadline for expressions of interest is 28 May.

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