Portsmouth seeks architect for residential towers eco upgrade
Portsmouth City Council is on the hunt for an architect to overhaul two residential towers
The £12 million project will boost thermal performance, reduce heat loss and provide better living environment for residents of the Somerstown towers.
Completed in 1966, the two buildings – Tipton House and Edgbaston House – were constructed using pre-cast concrete panels and originally featured electric underfloor heating.
This system was later replaced with electric night storage heating in individual apartments. There is no gas supply to the 51 metre-tall towers and a community heating system is not being considered.
The winning team will draft a report recommending remedial action needed to extend the towers’ life expectancy by a further 30 years.
The team will also consult with residents, prepare a number of faesibility options and developed detailed designs for the chosen solution.
The project is planned to complete in June 2018 and the deadline for requests to participate is 3 October.
How to apply
Portsmouth City Council
Civic Offices, Floor 1 Core 5
Tel: +44 2392841696