The Monohaus project is a two-block development consisting of 47 apartments in one block and 3,500m² of commercial floor space in another seven-storey block. The development mixes industrial-style flats with offices, shops, restaurants and gym. A glazed atrium at the heart of the building acts as a communal courtyard.
We took a low carbon approach for the design of the building’s fabric and associated engineering system to minimise energy use. A CHP lead heating system was used to help reduce CO2 emissions associated with the residential aspect of the development. This generates a proportion of heating and hot water for the residential units, with ASHP used to provide heating and cooling for the commercial areas. Photovoltaic panels mounted at roof level provide additional CO2 reductions, which help the project achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and BREEAM ‘Very Good’.