Supporting the development of Europe’s largest Passivhaus scheme

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With sustainability high on everyone’s agenda, RLB UK is delighted to be supporting a major student led mixed-use scheme for leading developer, Urbanest, that has sustainability at its very core. 

The project aims to achieve the highest sustainability credentials, targeting BREEAM Outstanding and Passivhaus certification, which once completed, will make it the largest Passivhaus development in Europe – if not globally.

The innovative scheme at Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, London is a student residential-led mixed-use scheme, consisting of three towers of 28, 36 and 46 storeys providing 1,672 student beds and 80 residential apartments, 44,000ft2 commercial office space, including workspace for local business start-ups and small enterprises, as well as ancillary residential space and retail units.

Discussing the new scheme, John Linklater, Project Director from Urbanest, said: “We are incredibly excited to be leading the charge in the implementation of the new wave of ultra-efficient buildings. We wholeheartedly believe that Passivhaus will be adopted as the norm across the construction industry in the coming years and to be working with our professional team, including RLB, on creating this building is something we, along with our resident students, will be incredibly proud of.”

“This is such a superb example of a regeneration scheme that as well as delivering high quality student accommodation will have a significant social and economic impact on the area. The RLB team is delighted to be providing cost management and project management services for Urbanest on this fantastic development which is striving for the very best in sustainability outcomes.”

Stephen Spiller, Partner at RLB UK