5 homes built to ‘PassivHaus’ standard in Highbury conservation area, North London. The development was granted planning at appeal. The short terrace replaced an undistinguished commercial building adjacent to a listed Georgian terrace. The five storey houses provide double height spaces linking principal living areas overlooking private gardens to the south. Generous internal planning provides four double bedrooms with the third floor master suite opening out to a roof terrace. The scheme is believed to be the first multi dwelling residential PassivHaus scheme in the UK was built with factory-manufactured bretstapel solid timber structural panels for walls and floors and incorporates; triple glazing, high levels of recycled newsprint insulation, rainwater harvesting, whole house ventilation with heat recovery and ground source heat pumps to consume less than a quarter of the energy of a standard new house.