SHDF Wave 1 Project Completed  

The regeneration of Stoke-on-Trent’s Newford Estate, Wave 1 project recently reached completion, with comprehensive energy efficiency upgrades implemented in 74 terraced and semi-detached homes. 

The PAS2035 retrofit of the City of Stoke-on-Trent/Unitas properties was delivered by Faithful+Gould, VOR and Lovells and funded by the client and SHDF Wave 1; the completed project shows the positive impacts of the PAS2035 approach to retrofit.

The City of Stoke-on-Trent’s Sustainability & Energy Infrastructure Programme Manager, Sébastien Danneels said: “It has been a real pleasure to work with the team at VOR. Not only are they highly knowledgeable, but they are very efficient and turn things around promptly at a very high level and standard. The team is very conscientious, delivers high quality, and nothing is a problem with a can-do attitude. Thanks again for everything; I cannot praise you and your team enough”.

VOR Group carried out full PAS2035 services, including retrofit assessments, energy modelling, retrofit coordination, retrofit design and planning, moisture modelling and thermal bridge modelling. Their work enabled the project to exceed energy efficiency goals while staying within budget constraints.

Following a fabric-first approach, a structural EWI system was installed to the system build properties working in close collaboration with Structherm, cavity wall insulation, roof upgrades, new windows and doors, along with ventilation systems.

With the project fully finished, all 74 upgraded homes benefit from drastically improved energy performance and significantly reduced energy usage and costs.

The completed Newford Estate regeneration project exemplifies how hard-to-treat system-build properties can undergo a well-designed retrofit to achieve major gains in sustainability and efficiency.