Refurbishment project in Hammersmith (London)
The Edward Woods Estate, three 24 storey blocks near Shepherds Bush in West London, is a 1960’s social housing development which is being refurbished rather than demolished and replaced.
Preparatory works started in October 2009 with the main project underway a few months later.
About the project
The £12.2 million refurbishment of the Edward Woods Estate is intended to extend the life of the towers through comprehensive repair works as well as undertaking a thorough thermal and visual upgrade. In addition, the scheme establishes a flagship for building-integrated renewable technologies within the Borough. The project will see all of the tower blocks given a combination of ROCKWOOL Rockshield and ROCKWOOL ROCKPANEL that will smarten up the estate and improve the buildings whilst lowering resident’s heating bills.
Residents have been involved in the scheme from the start, with representatives from each block working with the design consultants, using their local knowledge to help steer the proposals for the benefit of all who live there.
The project has a number of key objectives:
- to extend the life of the building for another 40 years
- to improve SAP ratings (energy efficiency ratings) and improve thermal comfort for residents
- to reduce fuel poverty concerns for many residents
- to improve the appearance of the towers in line with the wider regeneration of the area
- to establish an exemplar of building-integrated renewable technologies
This 18.000 sqm sustainable scheme comprises of completely thermal overcladding upgrade to current building regulations, Photovoltaics panels, Solar Thermal Collectors and condensing boilers.
ROCKWOOL group solutions
|External Wall insulation||ROCKWOOL RockShield|
|Cavity Wall insulation||ROCKWOOL HP EnergySaver|
|Dry lining||ROCKWOOL Flexi|
|Cladding system||ROCKPANEL Rockclad Xtreme|