HBS delivered an integrated renewable and mechanical solution to Barratt Home’s Hinkler Parade development in Southampton. The new energies division installed new build solar PV to 106 homes, helping the regeneration scheme achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.
In 2011, Southampton City Council, Barratt Homes and First Wessex worked in partnership on a large £15 million regeneration project in Thornhill, Southampton, that offered social and private flats, town houses, retail units, library, and civic offices. The new energies division managed all solar PV requirements and ensured the sustainable new build scheme achieved its renewable requirements, supplying a renewable energy source all residents.
- The new energies division delivered a full service solution managing the design, supply, installation, commissioning, and O&M of all renewable energy requirements for the new build development.
- Following a thorough site survey in conjunction with the architects and SAP assessor, our design and technical team identified and designed the best-suited renewable energy systems for each house type.
- We ensured the housing scheme achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and met the renewable energy requirements set by Southampton City Council.
- The project delivery team managed the complete installation from start to finish. This included the roofing, installation, electrical connection, and system commissioning. The renewable technologies installed, 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.
- We visited First Wessex’s social clients face-to-face and explained how the renewable and mechanical installations work in their new living environment, providing a bespoke O&M handover pack for each house type.
- As a Mitsubishi Electric Domestic Heating Solutions Partner, we were able to offer an extended five-year warranty to all property owners and social clients who had heat pumps installed.
- 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. It will encourage a more sustainable living for the private and social residents of Hinkler Parade.
- The solar PV systems installed to the mix of new build homes are now producing 66.25 kWh of clean, free electricity per year, with annual CO2 savings of 26,500 kg.
| Modules || Mitsubishi 225W Poly |
| System size || Average 0.625 kWp |
| Total annual output ||66.25 kWh |
| Annual CO2 savings || 26,500 kg |