Chithurst Monastery, Petersfield

This is the construction of a purpose-made utility building, incorporating ablutions and quiet meditation space as a standalone building, within the grounds of an established Buddhist Monastery.

  • A high-quality, low-energy building, constructed of a traditional heavy hand-crafted oak frame.
  • Robust energy-efficient heating system utilising an existing and established wood-fired heat source in conjunction with underfloor heating and discrete panel radiators coordinated carefully with the building construction.
  • Energy-efficient heat recovery ventilation, providing generous fresh air supply to the showers and ablutions.
  • Discretely installed photovoltaic installation to minimise use of imported electricity and to export excess generated power to the rest of the Monastery.
  • Discrete and energy-efficient lighting, carefully coordinated with the building finishes.