• Aerial view of Flight Farm, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house 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 passive house will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
Flight Farm, a large Para 55 family home in Cheltenham. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame passive house 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 itself and to the wider landscape.

The proposed Para 55 dwelling sought to retain the two distinct open clearings found on the site and enable the new dwelling to enjoy views into those clearings rather than occupying them.

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 in this part of the Cotswolds (AONB).

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Data

  • Location: Cheltenham
  • Planning Authority: Tewkesbury
  • Consent: Granted 2015
  • Type of Project: Para 55 new build
  • Build Program: 18 months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 270m²
  • Cost: £1m
  • Status: On-site during 2017

Technology

  • 7.5 kw photo-voltaic array
  • MVHR heat recovery ventilation system
  • 22 kw Froling SP duallog biomass boiler
  • In-line duct heating system
  • Log burning stove with a back boiler
  • Immersun
  • Tesla Powerwall battery storage
  • 220v voltage optimisation
  • Joule thermal store
  • 3000 ltr Rainwater harvesting
  • Aquatron wc filtration system
  • Triple glazed
  • LED lighting throughout

Facts

  • Passive solar design
  • Planning consent for new dwelling within Cotswolds AONB
  • Super insulated (300mm thick) SIPS construction
  • U-values of 0.12 W/M²K
  • Locally sourced materials
  • 24 kwh/m² annum heat load
  • 80 kwh/m² annum primary energy consumption
  • EPC: predicted A/A
Client quote marks

An amazing site! I'm very proud to be leading the team at Hawkes Architectureon this build.

Felicity Passmore - Project architect

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