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Tipner East, Portsmouth

Tipner East, a new waterfront community of 850 high quality homes by VIVID in the city of Portsmouth.

SRE’s building physics specialists produced an Internal Daylighting Report to assess the predicted internal daylight levels in support of planning ensuring living spaces are habitable and have sufficient natural light. The scheme is aiming to be low carbon in line with the client’s strategic objectives and future Net Zero Carbon developments.

We proposed an Energy Strategy with passive and active design measures with the aim to deliver lower energy and water use, carbon emissions and operational costs. Our specialists advised the use of Lean passive and active design measures, as well as Green LZC technologies to ensure a site-wide 19% improvement over baseline CO2 emissions could be achieved.

To further accompany the planning application of Tipner East, Microclimate Analysis was completed to ascertain the impact of the proposed development on pedestrian comfort with respect to wind velocity. Due to the site being in a coastal area with the likelihood of strong winds and therefore potentially unsafe conditions, SRE’s building physics specialists hosted workshops with the project teams of HGP & PMC to ascertain suitable mitigation measures. We then ensured these mitigation measures were incorporated into the site landscaping strategy.

Our specialists provided Thermal Bridge Analysis to determine heat loss calculations through thermal bridge detailing. Overheating Analysis was also provided to ensure thermal conditions within the buildings and associated rooms met the standards set out in CIBSE TM59. SAP calculations were produced ensuring compliance with Building Regulations Part L1.


PMC Construction

Main Contractor:



HGP Architects Ltd


‘We have worked with SRE on over 100 projects since 2009 and it has been an absolute pleasure. From design stage to post completion their proactive approach is always extremely helpful. Most recently they have worked with us on a large residential regeneration development in Portsmouth.'
Stephen Cripps, Managing Director, PMC Construction