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The Boat Shed, Exeter

The successful combination provides highly economic and flexible accommodation, using external covered balcony access to minimise costs.  The building uses simple but effective sustainable techniques - natural ventilation, high levels of natural lighting through large south-facing windows but using balcony roof to provide summer shading, thermally massive internal construction with good levels of insulation.

The building is on a brown-field site, with high levels of ground contamination, and requiring raising of floor levels to cater for future flooding risk.  Despite this the building provided extremely economic mixed-use accommodation.