Hansard Close

Hansard Close


The main buildings are faced with red brick and two-tone mortar. The two mortar colours model the elevations and reference the distinct colour changes seen on brickwork repairs found on historic buildings within the city, hinting at a former life of the building. The building also includes distinctive Brise Soleil and window panels which are etch in a pattern to represent the Norwich tapestry. 

This project was designed by Barron and Smith Architects and project managed by Barron and Smith Developments for Norwich City Council on behalf of NPS Norwich. All parties worked together to deliver the highest quality build which is especially required to ensure Passivhaus Certification. 

The buildings are heated with Passivhaus Certified MVHR units which are carefully set up to ensure the house maintains a constant temperature throughout the year. This along with the air tight build results in very low-level house emissions which in turn results in the end users having very low energy bills


Norwich City Council, St Peters Street, Norwich, NR1 INH

Employers Agent

NPS Group


Barron and Smith Architects

Structural Engineer

Hamson Barron Smith

Contract Start Date

February 2016

Contract Completion Date

May 2017

Contract Value

£1.2 million

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