BIRCHMEAD APARTMENTS

THE FIRST SUPER E-SCHEME IN WALES

Colwyn Bay, Wales

Project name: Birchmead Apartments

Location: Colwyn Bay

Sector: Residential

Client: Merton Land Ltd

Status: Complete

Services: Architecture and planning

Type: New build

Area: 8,000

“Using Canada’s house-as-a-system approach, Super E® homes are energy-efficient, healthy, comfortable, affordable and environmentally friendly. House-as-a-system means each component of the home is considered for its impact on the whole.”
Birchmead Apartments, were the first Super E homes in Wales. The highly efficient Canadian timber framed housing system achieves great thermal performance, and air-tightness five times better than typical robust details.


The running costs of these homes are on average 40% less than housing built to current standards in the UK. The two-tone cladding, and the window panelling echoes the surrounding buildings.


We responded to the faux-Tudor exposed beams, and the distinctive pitch of the roofs in our design, crafting old styles from new materials.


Read more about Super-E-Schemes here.