Kent History and Library Centre and Residential Development

Frankham’s Environmental team was involved on this project from inception to delivery to enable our client, Warings Group to achieve the required sustainability ratings at both the Design and Post-construction stages.


The development located in Maidstone, Kent involved the construction of a new library and national archive, together with 117 sheltered and affordable housing flats.

The library and archive centre has achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating and the Frankham Consultancy Group was appointed to undertake the Pre-assessment, Design and Post-construction Stage assessment. Frankham were also appointed to carry out the Code for Sustainable Homes Pre-assessment, Design and Post-construction assessment. The flats have successfully achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3. A BEEEAM ‘Very Good’ rating has also been achieved for the entire sheltered housing block.

The development included a number of environmental design features to assist in achieving the required code and BREEAM ratings by adding a biofuel boiler for space heating, water efficient and energy efficient fittings and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS).
Responsibly sourced, low VOC emitting construction materials were used in the build, along with the planting of a ‘living’ green roof to enhance the ecological value of the site.