Arrow was invited to an initial meeting where Andrew Stanyon, owner of the development, outlined his vision for the site:
The meeting was also used to explore the potential energy solutions for the site.
The specific scope of work is to develop RIBA concept stage 2. The following components are included within this stage:
The scheme consists of properties varying in size and quantity, including a market place, a school, a market garden, office space and a retirement village.
One of the key areas of Arrow’s work is to support the scheme with our experience in the renewable and sustainable areas of the development.
Arrow focused on the carbon footprint of the scheme and therefore in reducing the footprint of energy production, generating electricity locally is a fundamental element. If this is also incorporated with the generation of heat then the carbon normally generated on schemes such as these can be significantly reduced.
Therefore this approach to local energy generation is the challenge Arrow have established for the Ellel Gardens project. Centralised energy production, thermal electric generation, heat pumps, combined heat and power and solar are the key technology elements of this project.