Offsite building provider installs new eco-building at premium holiday resort in Kent, utilizing the ESP Ecocent MEV.
Oxfordshire based Green Unit installs their ARC™ eco-building at environmentally-conscious, self-catering holiday resort, Great Field Farm near Canterbury. The premium eco-building, known as the Green Unit ARC™, was manufactured offsite in modular sections and delivered to the Great Field Farm site virtually complete.
The building’s unique curved design mimics the natural environment, and the use of sustainable materials creates a calm and relaxing getaway for holiday goers in the heart of the Kent Downs. It's positioned on a prime spot overlooking green vistas; well placed to benefit from stunning sunsets and the night’s sky.
The 90 sqm building is equipped with environmentally-friendly features such as a green roof, a heat exchange system, infra-red underfloor heating, and smart sensors to regulate pollen, CO₂ levels, ventilation, heating and lighting. The Ecocent Ambient MEV which is installed in the ARC™ is a combined heat pump and unvented water cylinder. This heat pump can draw air internally or externally and is equipped with the latest EC fan motor. The tank is constructed from Duplex SS-2205. ESP Ecocent units are industry leading, innovative hot water supply systems which use a built-in Air Source Heat Pump to scavenge waste heat and make domestic hot water production highly efficient offering a saving of up 70%.
The building’s three bedrooms comfortably sleep six people, and it boasts a westerly facing glazed end where guests can enjoy stunning sunsets within the state-of-the-art kitchen and a beautiful living space.
Mr and Mrs Castle, the owner-managers of Great Field Farm, are looking forward to welcoming guests into their ARC™ - fondly named the Bumble Barn - at the end of May. The new accommodation offers Mr and Mrs Castle a unique opportunity to expand their environmentally-conscious business, allowing the couple to cater to the demand for larger families and groups.
Lewana Castle said that she and her husband “just fell in love with the concept and design of the ARC™ as soon as they saw it.”
“We chose the Green Unit ARC as we liked the idea that it can be built under cover in the winter, is delivered practically complete, and that disruption on our site is minimal, so not affecting our other holiday guests."
"We pride our business on offering guests the space and freedom of the outdoors, but with the warmth and comfort of a house. The new ARC building offers exactly that. Our guests will love the new experience of living in the round of the curved building, and I think they’ll be interested in the ARC’s sustainable features and clever technology. We’re looking forward to welcoming guests into our new ARC accommodation, and we’re sure that it’s an excellent investment for our business."
Jonathan Finnerty, Managing Director of Green Unit, said “the Great Field Farm project marks an important milestone for Green Unit as we deliver the ARC into what we expect to be the first of many businesses within the UK tourism sector.”