This is the UK's greenest retrofit

Driving sustainable developments

At ecospheric, we work hard to keep at the cutting edge of sustainability in the built environment. Whether on our own developments or in support of others, our integrated approach creates fantastic environments to live and work for years to come.

We deliver pioneering eco developments that save carbon & drive change.  We are passionate about creating exemplar projects that progress the field of sustainable construction.

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What We Deliver

What People Say

Mark Harrison

TADW Architects

Brilliant - very informative.

Great Places Housing Group

Away Day 

The eco house tour was really informative and useful especially when thinking about the generations ahead.

Laura Gouk

Gibson Architects

A lot of very detailed and interesting info regarding methods and products.

Upcoming Events
Architectural CPD - Passive House Retrofit
By request
8 Zetland Road, Manchester
Technical tour covering the transformation of a Victorian property into a Passive House Plus
Architectural CPD - Windows
By request
Location is TBC
An insight into how we specify and detail glazing in high performance buildings

In The Media

BBC Radio 4 Today

November 21, 2019


Radio 4's Today Programme visited the Zetland Passive House as part of a story on what a Green New Deal would mean for the UK, including a major emphasis on retrofitting our homes. Click on the link below and go to 1:32:30 for the story.

Grand Designs

June 2019

The June issue of Grand Designs includes a gallery of ten inspiring Passivhaus projects, including the Zetland Passive House. TV series presenter Kevin McLeod also offers his own thoughts on the benefits of Passivhaus design and construction.

SIGA Build It Better Blog

October 4, 2019

SIGA is a manufacturer of airtightness products used in passivhaus building. Kit Knowles had a conversation with SIGA's blog writer Bertie Dixon about Ecospheric's recent projects and how he achieved his airtightness goals.

House Beautiful

May 2019

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Jayne Dowle explains how the Zetland Passive House provides a blue print for "renovating older homes to make them as efficient as their younger neighbours". Also included: a primer on retrofitting, EnerPHit and tips "to improve your eco credentials". 

Sky News

July 10, 2019

Manchester City Council has declared a climate emergency. Sky News correspondent Sally Lockwood spoke to Kit Knowles to find out how sustainable retrofit is one solution to achieving the UK government's net zero carbon target. 

Blueprint Magazine

July 2019

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Herbert Wright reports on Manchester's rapidly changing cityscape which hasn't witnessed its current level of "sheer energy... since the nineteenth century". Wright visited the Zetland Passive House as part of his survey of the city's building boom.

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