The Rope Walk

Nottingham | Cosybox Ltd

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Project Value
£1 million
Date
2016
Sustainable Development Goals
4
EPC Rating
B
Operational Energy
43 kWh/m2 y
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Improvement on the RIBA 2025 Challenge

The Rope Walk

A Grade II listed building from the 1850s period of 500 m2 refurbished into 5 apartment units. This project presented some very real challenges. The building itself was completely reduced to bricks to understand its needs. Then the building was completely insulated and the old windows were replaced with new high-performance windows. All this contributed to comply with the standards of the new Building Regulations and to achieve thermal comfort for the users while reducing heating energy bills as much as possible. A very interesting element was that the insulation was ecological. With the exterior ready, the interior followed and all new wiring, plumbing, bathrooms, and kitchens were installed. In terms of heating, we decided to go for high-efficiency ceiling mounted infrared heating panels which also helped reduce heating energy consumption. With all of this, we were able to get the apartments a B on their EPC ratings, unheard of for an 1850 building.

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