Water Lane is a sustainable Para 55 Passivhaus, designed by Hawkes Architecture.
  • External render of our Water Lane project. A Para 55 Passivhaus. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilize the very latest renewable technology. Internal bedroom render of our Water Lane project. A Para 55 Passivhaus. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • External render of our Water Lane project. A Para 55 Passivhaus. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilize the very latest renewable technology. Internal bedroom render of our Water Lane project. A Para 55 Passivhaus. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Aerial render of our Water Lane project. A Para 55 Passivhaus. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Entrance render of our Water Lane project. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Internal bedroom render of our Water Lane project. A Para 55 Passivhaus. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilize the very latest renewable technology. External render of our Water Lane project. A Para 55 Passivhaus. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilize the very latest renewable technology.
  • Plans for our Water Lane project. A Para 55 Passivhaus. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilize the very latest renewable technology.

Water Lane Para 55

This 16 acre plot in the High Weald AONB is being transformed through the extension of an ancient woodland gill habitat, re-linking the historic woodland area, whilst providing a robust enhanced natural landscape within.

The Para 55 building explores the character of old Kent peg tiled roofscapes and enjoys stunning views across contained meadow glades beyond.

One thing we love about aged tile roofs, is that their geometry and patina softens over time in response to weather and the structure that lies beneath. Here we are exploring these organic flowing curves, developing an architectural language that expresses the tiled roof as a draping cloak over the building that lies beneath.

Project Data

  • Location: Hawkhurst
  • Designated Area: AONB
  • Planning Authority: Tunbridge Wells
  • Type of Project: Para 55 New Build
  • Build Program: 14 Months
  • Gross Internal Floorspace: 690m²
  • Cost: £1.5m
  • Status: Design under development

Technology

  • 8.4 kW Ground mounted tracking PV array
  • MVHR heat recovery system
  • Zappi PV to EV technology
  • Combined log & pellet biomass boiler
  • Eddi PV to DHW technology
  • Tesla Powerwall V2 battery storage
  • Whole house voltage optimisation
  • Joule thermal store
  • Triple glazed
  • Low energy appliances & lighting throughout

Facts

  • Passive solar design
  • Super insulated (300mm thick) timber frame building
  • 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

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