Park Dale, Airedale, Castleford

Park Dale, Airedale, Castleford

Park Dale, Airedale, Castleford

Roof integrated PV for the UK's largest zero carbon housing estate, built to level 6 of the Code of Sustainable Homes

The project

Park Dale is the UK’s largest zero carbon housing estate. Built by Keepmoat Homes, the £12m housing development in Castleford, West Yorkshire was built to comply with Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

The area was known as an area that was challenging to live in, so the new, redeveloped estate was designed to build confidence back in the area by changing it physically, environmentally and socially.

Over 90 homes were built for social and intermediate rent and our client Beco specified a roof integrated module to fit with the estate’s fresh new look.

The solution

Beco, one of the UK’s leading PV designers and installers, commissioned Romag to produce the 562mm x 1247mm panels to produce upwards of 83W of power.

The new roof-top solar technology at Park Dale combines renewable energy generation with a glass laminate design to enable the PV cells to blend sympathetically into the fabric of the housing scheme. The system is watertight and complies with building standards as well as fire control and airtightness regulations.

The PV technology has been designed to seamlessly integrate with regular slate tiles to form an eye-catching central feature on the south facing roof of each of the two, three and four bedroomed houses on the development.

The result

Heating demand at Park Dale is expected to be one fifth of the average UK home with associated energy bills around 40% lower than an average household.

From The Client

Romag’s PV solution met the requirement for advanced technology to deliver not only a cutting edge, large scale zero carbon development, but also one that’s realistic, affordable and can be replicated across the UK.

Nigel Brunton-Reed

Managing Director - Beco

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