HPA Attend The FBE Lancashire event “Homes in Action”
HPA Architect Hayley Dufton and Postgraduate Assistant Holly Bate had an enlightening morning as they set out on an exploration of sustainable architecture. The FBE (Forum for the Built Environment) Lancashire event, “Homes in Action” provided an excellent chance to witness sustainable housing in practice.
The event unfolded with a presentation and tour of Lune Walk, where 13 affordable rented and 7 shared ownership eco-friendly homes stand as a testament to modern, environmentally conscious architecture.
Martha Shields and Lucy Cheetham of South Lakes Housing, along with Jeremy Whittle and Philip Helm of Tyson Construction, shared their insights as guest speakers. Their expertise shed light on the intricacies of Passivhaus standards and the innovative construction techniques that went into making Lune Walk a reality.
One of the most interesting aspects of the visit was the opportunity to engage with the contractors directly. Discussions revolved around the construction details, and it was fascinating to learn about the changes that are on the horizon for their next Passivhaus project. This level of engagement exemplifies the spirit of continuous improvement and innovation in the field of sustainable architecture.
Lune Walk is more than just a housing project; it’s a shining example of how sustainable living can be integrated into our communities. These 20 homes not only offer comfortable and eco-friendly living spaces but also inspire us to think differently about the way we build and live.
As we look to the future, it’s heartening to see professionals like Hayley Dufton and Holly Bate taking an active interest in sustainable architecture. Their attendance at events like these paves the way for more eco-conscious building practices and brings us one step closer to a greener, more sustainable world.
Kudos to all involved in making this site visit a success, and here’s to the bright future of sustainable architecture and housing in Lancashire and beyond!