Collida, a Willmott Dixon company, has signed a five-year partnership with Architype, to develop a new generation of sustainable homes using MMC solutions
Collida Living aims to deliver up to 90% lower running costs for residents compared to the average family home, whilst achieving 20% lower embodied carbon against LETI benchmarks – all delivered through the use of factory-manufactured offsite solutions.
To achieve this, Collida uses digital configuration software to deliver a suite of mixed-tenure houses and apartments to suit every layout option.
It provides internal flexibility with rapid design options so that each development can be tailored to suit local community needs.
The partnership will give Collida access to Architype’s Passivhaus design and technical capability to help drive its Living platform.
Meeting ambitious carbon commitments
Tim Carey, chief product officer for Collida, said: “Sustainability is one of Collida’s key values, and we are passionate about delivering net-zero carbon homes with integrity.
“We were drawn to Architype because of their shared values and Passivhaus expertise, which is a rigorous standard for carbon reduction.
“With the potential cost of retrofitting even recently built homes up to five times higher than doing the right thing now, Collida is committed to solutions that drive exemplar standards in both sustainable design and installation today.”
Mark Barry, architype director, added: “We have successfully worked together with Willmott Dixon on major Passivhaus projects and this move is a natural extension of our collaborative partnership.
“We are increasingly seeing how badly most new builds are working in the climate emergency – a problem that is only going to get worse as the planet heats up.
“Through Collida, people will benefit from high quality homes that perform well, with low-cost bills, fresh air, natural daylight and no overheating or draughts.
“Collida is a great opportunity for all who want to see their residents have a better quality of the home, and meet ambitious carbon commitments.”