Flight Farm is a sustainable Para 55 Passivhaus, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
  • Aerial view of Flight Farm, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology. Flight Farm master bedroom. Flight Farm is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Aerial view of Flight Farm, a Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology. Flight Farm master bedroom. Flight Farm is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The side elevation of Flight Farm, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The kitchen at Flight Farm. Flight farm is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The exterior render of Flight Farm, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Flight Farm lounge. Flight Farm is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The profile of Flight Farm, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The landscape architects drawing for Flight Farm. Flight Farm is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Flight Farm's sun deck. Flight Farm is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Flight Farm master bedroom. Flight Farm is a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology. Aerial view of Flight Farm, a Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • The profile elevation drawing of Flight Farm, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame Passivhaus will utilize the very latest renewable technology.

Flight Farm Para 55

This 2.3 acre site, on the outskirts of Cheltenham, is set within an open glade that contributes to the character and quality of the site and the wider landscape.

The proposed Para 55 dwelling will retain these two distinct clearings, enabling the new dwelling to enjoy uninterrupted views across the wider landscape beyond.

The conceptual design is derived from a combination of the site’s historic past, connection to quarrying and baking lime for mortar. Flight Farm’s main characteristic is the 11.7m chimney with a circular skylight which sits beside the main body of the house.

This striking feature is reminiscent of the traditional lime kilns that can be found across this part of the Cotswolds (AONB).

Project Data

  • Location: Cheltenham
  • Designated Area: AONB
  • Planning Authority: Tewkesbury
  • Consent: Granted 2015
  • Type of Project: Para 55 New Build
  • Build Program: 18 Months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 270m²
  • Cost: £1m
  • Status: Construction begins in 2019

Technology

  • 7.5 kW Photo-voltaic array
  • MVHR Heat recovery system
  • 22 kW Froling SP duallog biomass boiler
  • In-line duct heating system
  • Log burning stove with a back boiler
  • Eddi PV to DHW technology
  • Tesla Powerwall 2 battery storage
  • 220v Voltage optimisation
  • Joule thermal store
  • 3000 ltr Rainwater harvesting
  • Aquatron wc filtration system
  • Triple glazed
  • Low energy appliances & lighting throughout

Facts

  • Passive solar design
  • Super insulated (300mm thick) SIPS construction
  • U-values of 0.12 W/M²K
  • Locally sourced materials
  • Airtight = 0.6 air changes/hour @50pa
  • 25 kWh/m² Annum heat load
  • Circa 80 kWh/m² Primary energy consumption
  • EPC: Predicted A/A

Project Associates

Hughes Planning Squires Young Landscape Architects

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