Brookbanks were instructed by a land promoter for a scheme that was adjacent to a significant urban expansion, being delivered by others.
Brookbanks were instructed by a land promoter for a scheme that was adjacent to a significant urban expansion, being delivered by others. Importantly, this meant that the site, and hence all reporting, had to be reflective of what was being proposed by others, yet remain flexible and not create a reliance on said third parties, including their proposed District Heating System, which the LPA was pressing.
This meant that a crucial aspect of the SES was to prove that the site’s sustainability and energy credentials did not need to rely on the District Heating System. Bookbanks carefully considered all aspects, including early SAP calculations, considering renewable energy, solar gain masterplanning, and other aspects, including undertaking a Viability Assessment and Feasibility Assessment, to prove that the site could achieve more than the FHS requirements. Therefore, connection to the limiting adjacent District Heating System was not required. This means that the site can come forward separately to the main scheme, so creating flexibility for the client and future developers.