The shortlist has been announced for the 2017 Michelmores Property Awards, which celebrate outstanding property and construction projects in Bristol, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall, across ten categories.
A panel of ten judges with expertise across the property and construction sector and in-depth knowledge of the region, came together for the judging day on 24 March 2017 to shortlist an impressive list of submissions.
The CERC is central to an integrated waste management strategy for Cornwall, which uses innovative methods to reduce and reuse waste – developing facilities to allow for more recycling, composting and energy recovery to take place. CERC plays an important role in reducing Cornwall’s Carbon Footprint by recovering energy, both heat and electricity, from the waste left over after recycling and composting, and reducing the reliance on landfill sites.
Cranbrook & Skypark is the first and largest low-density district heating scheme in the UK. All units in the scheme are connected via an energy centre, which serves as a hub for a state-of-the-art district heating network that provides a sustainable, cost-effective source of heat to business units at Skypark and homes in Cranbrook. The Energy Centre will house heat and energy turbines, providing heat and hot water 24 hours a day to both developments – with surplus electricity fed back into the national grid.
The Severnside Energy Recovery Centre is the key component of an integrated waste management strategy for the West London Waste Authority. It utilises ground-breaking technology to maximise the extraction of usable renewable energy, whilst dramatically reducing the volume of residual waste sent to landfill. The facility makes use of rail as its key transportation measure, helping to further reduce emissions, as well as congestion on the public highway.
Stafford Close is a development of 18 highly energy efficient Passivhaus standard homes – the first of its kind based within Dartmoor National Park. Amongst other sustainability measures, the homes feature solar panels, rainwater harvesting and Passivhaus certified triple glazed windows – to generate estimated annual heating and hot water bills of just £60 per year. Fourteen of the homes are designated as affordable rented housing for local people, managed by Teign Housing.