Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Oakham North
LDA Design led the creation of a climate change adaptation strategy for Larkfleet Homes’ Oakham North development, which will provide 1,200 homes, commercial space and community facilities.
Working with a team of technical specialists, we assessed the risks, including overheating, flooding, water shortages, and changes in ground conditions affecting structural stability.
Technically feasible solutions were identified to reduce vulnerability of the development, including modifications to the building fabric and services, internal layout and structural design. In addition, sustainable drainage systems and green infrastructure, particularly trees, were highlighted as having a crucial role in maintaining a safe and comfortable environment.
Technology Strategy Board Design for Future Climate Programme, Larkfleet Homes
rCOH, Buro Happold, Capita Symonds, Wormald Burrows
Adaptation strategy complted 2013, construction in progress
- Strategic Environmental Planning