Technology Strategy Board:
Oneill Homer provided architectural and masterplanning expertise as part of a multi-disciplinary team to assess the likely impacts of climate change on development and the potential for adapting the design of the building fabric and services, internal layouts, structural design, site drainage, green infrastructure and public realm to reduce the vulnerability of new homes. The assessment included a review of the costs and benefits of the adaptation options.
Funding for the study was provided by the Technology Strategy Board Design for
Future Climate (D4FC) programme and it was based on a live development of 1,200 new homes on a 60 hectare site.
Our aim was to develop a realistic strategy to manage the predicted impacts of climate change on homes and that could act as a model for other residential-led, timber framed construction projects. The strategy also had to create a more attractive and comfortable development that was resilient and flexible to on-going
The study helped inform the development of our own housing designs.
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