St Loyes is Exeter City Council’s first extra care facility, comprising of 53 apartments and associated communal facilities, including a fourth floor dining facility with a roof terrace. The site is part of a masterplan housing development on the eastern outskirts of the City.
The building is to be Passivhaus certified in line with Exeter’s approach for other multi residential schemes in recent years. Extensive daylight and thermal modelling has informed the design of the windows and external balconies, and the scheme has been designed to be resilient to future weather data up to 2080. A whole-building heat recovery ventilation system is installed, with air handling plant located in a roof top plant compound. All flats have underfloor heating served by centralised heating plant.
The building has also been subject to building biology assessments and the design has been carried out with consideration for dementia requirements. The building was completed in summer 2021.