Learn Onsite With UKGBC From the First Education Passivhaus Plus in Construction


Render of Hackbridge Primary School

Architype have joined forces with UKGBC, providing a unique opportunity to visit the first education Passivhaus Plus project in the UK. This is a new build school with high sustainability credentials and features which will be explored through a guided site tour, presentation and discussion. Along with Lakehouse, Architype  will discuss the design and delivery process. As the project is in construction phase, you will be able to see many of the design features and low carbon technologies, making this learning experience even more live and interesting!

Book now: Take advantage of a 30% discount with our special early-bird rate, available until July 6th!

Project Highlights

This is a new build school with high sustainability credentials and features, such as:

  • Passivhaus Plus (first education project in the UK)
  • Net carbon zero in operation
  • Low embodied carbon design
  • Passive and bioclimatic design
  • Green roof
  • PV panels
  • Ground source heat pump

The project is on site, giving you the perfect opportunity to see insulation and many sustainable features being installed!

Plan of the visit:

Thursday 19th July

12:30 – welcome and coffee
13:00 – 13:45 project presentation
13:45 – 14:45 site tour
14:45 – 15:00 onsite discussion and close


  • Gareth Selby, Architype
  • Christina Stuart, Architype
  • A representative from Lakehouse, the lead contractor on the project.

Who should attend

Professionals with an interest in passivhaus design, net carbon zero, low carbon and renewable energy systems, wanting a direct experience on the practical application of sustainable design features and technologies.

Why attend

The UKGBC onsite learning tours are a great hands-on learning experience.

You will have the opportunity to learn about sustainable best practice in a real life project and explore how you can apply the lessons learnt in your future projects.

You will hear from the design and construction team and gain an understanding of key learnings, challenges and opportunities that are faced in real projects that aim to incorporate high sustainable standards.

Attendees will be given site equipment, helmets, jackets and boots, however if you own site boots you are welcome to bring them on the day.

Click here to register for tickets.

Courtyard view of new school Meadow approach