Bowness Close, Royal Borough of Greenwich


Royal Borough of Greenwich

Project Name:

Bowness Close

Project Location:

Greenwich, London, UK



Main Contractor:

Elkins Construction

Hive Group is working with the Royal Borough of Greenwich to provide full RIBA Stage 1-7 MEP & Sustainability services in respect of the largest modular affordable housing scheme to date in the United Kingdom, all being fully constructed using MMC.

Bowness Close consists of 2no 2b4p houses, both constructed using cross laminated timber (CLT) by the off-site manufacturer (OSM), being one of the only construction methods available to achieve the net zero target coupled with a fabric first approach, the homes built on Bowness Close contain the following:

  • Efficient performing fabric beyond the recommendations of Building Regulations Part L 2020 and beyond the Future Homes Standard
  • Dual aspect windows to allow passive cooling
  • Individual high efficiency air source heat pumps (ASHPs) to each house
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) to each house
  • 4kWP Photovoltaic Panels (PV) to each house

This project has also been nominated in the Net Zero category for both the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 and Offsite Awards 2022.