Sam Manners House, Royal Borough of Greenwich


Royal Borough of Greenwich

Project Name:

Sam Manners House

Project Location:

Greenwich, London, UK



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.

The Sam Manners House development consists of 32 dwellings providing a mix of houses, maisonettes and apartments. The massing of the proposal was developed in the form of three volumetric blocks ranging between 3-4 stories in height, in response to the immediate context and streetscape along the edges of the site. The rear of each block opens into a central communal courtyard, consisting of a considerable outdoor shared space for the residents.

  • 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 to apartments¬†
  • Centralized high efficiency air source heat pumps (ASHPs) to each apartment
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) to each house
  • Photovoltaic Panels (PV) to both the apartment blocks and each house