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The North West Bicester Exemplar development in Bicester, Oxfordshire is the UK’s first Eco Town and true zero carbon community. The first phase, known as the Exemplar includes the creations of 393 homes, a primary school and range of local shops. T/D provided consultancy services to Bioregional and Cherwell District Council on a range of areas in the project. These include:
– energy modelling and audits
– report investigating best practice low impact architecture
– report investigating best practice in sustainable transport
– bid writing and project development
– post-occupancy evaluation
– project setup and interim management of BEPIT, a TSB funded research project developing mechanism for reducing the – performance gap in construction
– development of NW Bicester’s One Planet Action Plan (OPAP)
– facilitation of strategic meetings on the planning of the master-plan extensions – up to 6,000 homes on sites adjacent to the Exemplar
– organising and facilitating community events