Peterborough City Council
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Affordable Rent (75 homes)
8 x one-bedroom maisonettes
4 x two-bedroom semi-detached bungalows
30 x three-bedroom semi-detached houses
29 x three-bedroom semi-detached/terraced houses
4 x four-bedroom semi-detached houses
The development of 75 new homes is situated to the east of Hempsted, and is within the existing urban area of Peterborough.
Hempsted is a well-established community which benefits from a local centre supporting a range of local retail outlets including a convenience store, formal playing fields and play areas. The site has good road and rail access links, with both Peterborough City and Peterborough Railway station within approximately 2.5 miles. The A15 and A1(M) are also located just over 3 miles from the development.
The homes were built by Burmor Contruction working alongside James Garner Architecture who led the design, planning and detailed drawings.
Two of the bungalows have been designed to meet Part M4(Category 3) of the current Building Regulations. Homes built to this standard are considered 'Wheelchair user dwellings' and are ready to be adapted further to suit the needs of a specific resident.
Twenty-one of the homes will meet Part M4(Category 2) of the current building regulations. Homes built to this standard are considered 'Accessible and adaptable dwelling'. These dwellings are potentially suitable for a wide range of occupants, including older people and those with reduced mobility.
All of the properties have been designed to be highly energy efficient using a “Fabric First” approach which will result in each home will achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘A’. These will be the first homes built by Accent using the LoCal Homes Eco 100 series traditional timber frame open panel system. This system has increased thermal performance with lower u-values over traditional construction. Photo Voltaic (PV) panels will be installed on every roof which will reduce the energy costs for Accent’s residents, helping to tackle fuel poverty.