HBS provided an integrated mechanical and renewable solution to Barratt Home’s Hinkler Parade, a mixed-use development in Thornhill, Southampton. We completed new build plumbing, heating and solar PV installations to 106 new homes, helping the regeneration scheme achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 rating.
In 2011 Southampton City Council, Barratt Homes and First Wessex worked in partnership on a large £15 million regeneration project in Thornhill, Southampton. HBS delivered an integrated mechanical and renewable energy package, with the mechanical division delivering new build plumbing and heating services to 106 social and private homes, retail units, a library and civic offices.
- The mechanical division delivered a full service plumbing and heating solution from start to finish. We managed the design, supply, full installation, testing and commissioning of the new build developments heating and water system requirements.
- Works included, hot and cold water, central heating, air source heat pumps, wastewater and rainwater systems, and all sanitary ware.
- We carried out the installations adhering to our rigorous health and safety procedures. All systems complied with Building Regulations and the standards set by our in-house Quality Management System.
- The new energies division managed the supply and fit of all renewable energy technologies to the 106 properties. These included new build solar PV, solar thermal, and Mitsubishi Ecodan air source heat pumps, which work with under floor heating throughout the house types built. They ensured the scheme achieved a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 rating.
- We visited First Wessex’s social clients and explained how the mechanical and renewable installations work in their new living environment, providing a bespoke O&M handover pack for each house type.
- This regeneration scheme is a great example of how you can combine energy efficient plumbing and heating systems with renewable technologies, to provide reliable, low-cost, renewable heating and electricity. Furthermore, this will encourage a more sustainable living for the private and social residents of Hinkler Parade.
“The new homes meet Code for Sustainable Homes level 4, and incorporate innovative heating technologies including air source heat pumps, and photo-voltaic panels. We hope these energy efficient technologies will benefit residents now and in the future.”
Peter Walters, Chief Executive of First Wessex