Mixed use project receives Building for Life (BfL) 12 standard
This £100m project is sited on the old Manor & Kingsway hospital in Derby and is a joint project between the Housing & Communities Agency, Derby City Council and Kier Partnership Homes. The scheme consists of 700 houses, 230,000sqft of B1 use and 5,000sqft of retail.
We were pleased to secure the architectural work on this project from stiff competition from AHMM and Aedas. During the interview period, the quality of the architecture and the spaces that we were proposing were commended by Derby City Council and the HCA. The project has achieved the equivalent of ‘Diamond status’ on the old BfL rating system. It gained a ‘green light’ for all 12 twelve criteria in ‘Built for Life”, the new government-approved benchmark for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods.