Canterbury Riverside Mixed Use Development

This brand new riverside mixed use quarter for the city of Canterbury provides the community with an exciting leisure destination. The large scale development will house a variety of uses including 23,000 ft² Leisure/ mixed use facility (comprising of a multi-screen cinema, flanked by a series of restaurants, bars and cafes) 643,000ft² student accommodation complex and 119,000ft² residential units.

Elementa have been appointed to undertake initial feasibility bid advice, MEP costing, MEP, BREEAM, energy modeling, sunlight studies and sustainability for the scheme. Canterbury Council have stipulated the scheme is to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and Code FSH Level 4. These standards will be achieved through a combination of passive design strategies, highly efficient building systems and the incorporation of low or zero carbon systems. The student accommodation complex will run off a

CHP system and elsewhere the development will run off a ASHP and PVs. Technologies implemented in the design include: natural ventilation, solar control, solar hot water, low-flow fixtures, harvested rainfall, on-site storage and reuse, solar PVs, car charging points, green corridor and green roof or brown roof to name a few.

Elementa focused on a sense of community and public spaces whilst developing the scheme, promoting sun pools and areas where people can meet. From our fully integrated sustainability strategy from bid feasibility, we ensured a variety of options where considered which allowed us to present Canterbury with this fantastic development for all to enjoy.

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