Norfolk and Suffolk Group
We are a new group, and have met a couple of times in the pub in Norwich to talk about projects we’re working on, and those construction details you just need to discuss with someone else.
Recently, 15 of us visited new housing at Rayne Park in Norwich. This is a council owned new development site and the first phase is over 170 dwellings of which 112 are to passivhaus standard. Carters, who are a well established Norfolk firm showed us round – very impressive what is being achieved there.
In April we visited the new Co-housing project Cannock Mill in Colchester, where timber frame houses and flats are just going up – so lots of construction details to see, and also the beautiful site which surrounds the old mill pond.
Meet the group leaders:
“Hi, I’m Fran Bradshaw, AECB Deputy Chair and Partner at Anne Thorne Architects. Anne Thorne Architects is a women led firm exploring ideas through practice where participatory design is prioritised. Recent projects includ Enerphit standard retroft of 80’s block for Housing Co-op and Strawbale Ecohub for Lordship Park regeneration.”
“Hi, I’m Kirstin Aitken, an architect with a focus on sustainable design. I’m an associate at LSI Architects, a Norwich and London based architectural practice, where I lead our sustainability steering group. This group is tasked with developing the practice’s approach to sustainability, including development of our internal processes for sustainable design and the use of environmental modelling software.”
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