4 July 2016

Green and Clean: Retrofitting Shuttleworth House

Posted by David Legg Regional Director, Peterborough

We recently completed the refurbishment of Shuttleworth House, Lincoln - a 1960s local authority housing tower block in much need of a makeover.

The refurbished Shuttleworth House - Photograph courtesy of City of Lincoln Council

The building, which consists of 130 flats over 17 floors, had been completely uninsulated and two of the access stairs weren’t fire protected. We worked with our client, Kier, to make significant improvements to the efficiency and safety of the building.

Works included the replacement of all 552 windows, installation of a rendered EWI system to all elevations, stripping back and insulating the existing concrete slab roof, the replacement of storage heaters in each of the 130 flats with an entirely new water central heating system, installation of new bathrooms and kitchen extractions to each flat, a new biomass boiler system and the refurbishment of all balcony spaces.

Pre-construction, mid-construction and post construction

The £3.2m refurbishment is a welcome investment from the residents of Shuttleworth House. The flats used to rely on expensive, inefficient electric storage heaters; the new biomass boiler has the potential to half the tenants’ yearly energy bills.

The project received funding from the Housing Investment Programme and the Government’s ECO Scheme.

Biomass boiler at Shuttleworth House - Photograph courtesy of City of Lincoln Council

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