Priddys Hard - Phase 2
Brick Manufacturers: Wienerberger Limited
Brick Name: Kassandra
Architect: John Pardey Architects
Brickwork Contractor: A Lees Bricklaying Contractors
About the project
We are thrilled to present the Priddys Hard Development in Gosport, England, as a shining example of sustainable construction in the industry. This innovative project has not only transformed a derelict site into a vibrant community but has also set new standards for sustainability in the construction sector. Priddys Hard Development showcases a holistic approach to sustainable design, construction, and operation, making it a deserving contender for the Sustainable category
The Priddys Hard Development commenced with a commitment to preserve the natural environment while optimizing land use. The project team implemented extensive brownfield remediation, transforming a formerly polluted site into a clean and thriving community. By redeveloping existing urban areas rather than expanding into greenfield sites, Priddys Hard exemplifies responsible land stewardship, conserves natural habitats, and reduces urban sprawl.
At Priddys Hard, energy efficiency is at the core of its design. The development incorporates cutting-edge technologies, including passive solar design, advanced insulation, and energy-efficient lighting systems. Through careful planning and implementation, the buildings achieve significantly reduced energy consumption, thereby minimizing their carbon footprint.
Moreover, the project embraces renewable energy sources. Priddys Hard features an extensive solar panel array that generates clean electricity, reducing reliance on fossil fuel-based power. The integration of renewable energy systems not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions but also future-proofs the development against rising energy costs.
Priddys Hard demonstrates a commendable commitment to water conservation. Through the use of water-efficient fixtures, rainwater harvesting systems, and innovative stormwater management techniques, the project substantially reduces water consumption and mitigates strain on local water resources.
Additionally, the development incorporates permeable pavements, green roofs, and strategically placed vegetation to facilitate natural groundwater recharge and reduce stormwater runoff. These measures effectively minimise the risk of flooding and protect local ecosystems.
A key aspect of sustainability in construction is the responsible selection of materials and waste management practices. Priddys Hard prioritizes the use of environmentally friendly, locally sourced, and recycled materials wherever possible. The project team implemented a comprehensive waste management plan, maximizing recycling and reducing construction waste sent to landfills. By embracing circular economy principles, Priddys Hard minimises its ecological impact and sets a precedent for sustainable material practices in the industry.
Priddys Hard Development fosters a sense of community and prioritizes the well-being of its residents. The project incorporates green spaces, pedestrian-friendly design, and ample cycling infrastructure, promoting active lifestyles and reducing reliance on cars. The development also includes community gardens and allotments, encouraging sustainable food production and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents.
The Priddys Hard Development in Gosport, England, exemplifies the pinnacle of sustainable construction practices. Its holistic approach to sustainable site development, energy efficiency, water conservation, material selection, and community engagement sets a new benchmark for the industry. By integrating environmentally responsible practices at every stage of the project, Priddys Hard demonstrates that sustainability and profitability can go hand in hand.
Sponsored by Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC
As Britain’s Brick Specialists, Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC unites the best in clay traditions. The Group represents seven of the most recognised premium brands across the UK and Europe: Blockleys, Carlton, Charnwood, Floren.be, Freshfield Lane, Hathern Terra Cotta and Michelmersh, producing over 125 million handmade and machine-made clay bricks and pavers annually. Using modernised production methods that emphasise sustainable building solutions and adhere to the most stringent production requirements, Michelmersh guarantees high quality product standards with a low ecological footprint.