Doxford Park


Gentoo Homes




Electrical and Mechanical

DTA were the Mechanical and Electrical Engineerson this prestigious retirement village project forGentoo Homes in Sunderland, the developmentcomprises of 14 older persons bungalows, 40older persons apartments as well as a state of theart, BREEAM Excellent 42 apartment extra carefacility that was designed in liaison with Gentoo’sin house architectural, construction, community care,concierge and maintenance teams in order that thebuilding developer/operators were activepartners throughout the entire scheme.

In order to achieve BREEAM Excellent the extra care building incorporates the following key features inaddition to the building specific Warden Call and Video door access/concierge services.

Key Features

  • Biomass lead, Gas fired heating and water system to each of the extra care apartments via individually metered heat interface units and under floor heating.

  • Solar photovoltaics

  • CIBSE TM39 metering throughout all communal and apartment services

  • Low energy Lighting incorporating daylight and automatic lighting control

  • Heat recovery on all apartment ventilation systems

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