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The Eco-Station and Eco-House

East Hampshire

Project Details

£0.5m to £0.99M

New Build


BakerBrown Studio Limited

Cooksbridge Station House , Cooksbridge , LEWES , East Sussex , BN8 4SW , United Kingdom

As one of the first projects of the new eco-town of Bordon in East Hampshire, BakerBrown helped deliver the Eco-Station and Eco-House which are serving to demonstrate cutting edge eco-building technologies whilst accommodating the delivery team's offices with exhibition and conference facilities. The Eco-Station The former Ministry of Defence fire station which served the old garrison town was converted into a new eco-town headquarters where the emerging plans for the new developments can be directed and communicated. The new facility includes a multi-use exhibition space, a lecture theatre, community resource and meeting rooms and office spaces for the delivery team and commercial tenants. The 679 square metre Eco-Station will demonstrate how a redundant building can be brought back to life to serve a new purpose – as well as being refurbished to reduce its carbon footprint. The Eco-House BakerBrown and their team of consultants fused a series of innovative low environmental impact technologies, some of which trialed in the UK for the first time, to present a demonstration house for the eco-town of Bordon. The house employs a double height winter garden and trombé wall designed to provide useful passive solar gains in winter and protect against overheating in summer. The house has a large array of PV’s but its most innovative feature is a 9000 litre underground insulated inter-seasonal heat store which has been design to store excess solar thermal heat from the summer months for use into the cold season. It is anticipated that the house’s operation will be carbon negative meaning it creates more energy than uses. The house construction is almost entirely of renewable materials and of pre-fabricated construction.