Virido

Situated within the suburbs of Cambridge, Virido sets out to offer an ambitious new vision for modern living.

Location

Cambridgeshire

Contractor

Hill

Build System

Kingspan TEK®

Apartments with black timber and brick cladding

The Project

In Cambridge's suburbs sits an attractive new development which is dedicated to creating a sense of community and to promoting sustainability. The 208 assorted townhouses and apartments are formed into eight quads, focused around a central green space, and connected by tree-lined streets. The finished buildings are clad in FSC-certified timber and brick, subtle enough so as not to detract from the greenery.

Apartments with black timber and brick cladding on a sunny day

The Design

Our Kingspan TEK® structural insulated panel (SIPs) building system has been used to form the structural roof and walls, delivering the homes to an extremely high level of thermal efficiency, equivalent to Level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. The sophisticated jointing system of Kingspan TEK® achieves high levels of thermal bridging performance and airtightness. Excellent air leakage rates of below 1.5 air change per hour @ 50 pa were recorded for each building upon the project's completion. A mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR) system ensures a steady supply of fresh air throughout the homes, and also reduces the energy required to heat them, keeping in line with the development's sustainable ethos.

Apartments with black timber and brick cladding
Townhouse and apartment development on a sunny day
Terrace of townhouses with FSC-Certified timber and brick cladding
Townhouses and apartments with FSC-Certified timber and brick cladding
Townhouses and apartments with FSC-Certified timber and brick cladding
Apartment block with FSC-Certified black timber and brick cladding
Apartments with black timber and brick cladding on a sunny day
Apartments with black timber cladding
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