Thamesmead Estate Refurbishment case study from CIBSE

The Thamesmead housing estate in south-east London is a key example of the often poorly insulated and undervalued concrete dwellings built in the 1960s. It was featured in the Stanley Kubrick film, A Clockwork Orange, and more recently on television in E4’s Misfits. But its other claim to fame is that it is now part of ‘Retrofit for the Future’, a government-funded competition launched by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) in 2009.

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Friday, 5th December 2014

Claire Truman, EPR Architects

An overview of the retrofit scheme at Thamesmead Estate and in particular the innovative use of the material aerogel as a solar collector. A helpful starting point from which to follow in-use reduced CO2 production following habitation.

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