We have started the development of 75 new homes on the site of a former historic brickworks in Peterborough.
The new homes will be built on Trelowen Way in Hempsted, in partnership with LoCaL Homes from GreenSquareAccord and Burmor Construction. They will range from 1 bedroom maisonettes to 4 bedroom houses and be available for local people at affordable rent.
Executive Director of Development, Sales and Homeownership Sarah Ireland is delighted to be working in partnership with LoCaL Homes and Burmor Construction on the new homes. She said: “This is a significant development for us and reflects the ambitions of our development strategy which commits to building sustainable homes in areas of high housing need. The new homes will be built utilising modern methods of construction and will be thermally efficient, reducing both fuel consumption and the overall running costs for our customers. We have made a commitment to build all our new homes in our land led programme to an EPC ‘A’ rating and currently have around 500 homes on site being built to this standard."
The new homes will be our first to be built using pre-fabricated timber panels from GreenSquareAccord’s award winning, low carbon manufacturing facility, LoCaL Homes.
Chris Hagan, Director of LoCaL Homes said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Accent and Burmor Construction to deliver these much needed, low carbon, energy efficient, affordable homes using our innovative methods of prefabrication. Our off site construction offers a cost effective, sustainable solution that is both quick and easy to erect on site, supporting the drive towards Future Homes Standards.”
All of the new homes on the development have been designed to be highly energy efficient and, thanks to the increased thermal performance of the timber panel construction, the homes will have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘A’. Photo Voltaic panels will be installed on every roof which will also reduce the energy costs for customers and help to tackle fuel poverty.
Luke Boekestyn, Director at Burmor Construction said: “We are delighted to designing and delivering these homes for Accent supporting their delivery programme and also assisting with their MMC portfolio. The LoCal Homes product range is a prominent feature in our strategic growth and housing model of which the benefits are clearly being showcased on this project. Producing homes that will yield an A-rated EPC can only create benefit for the future occupants, creating lower carbon, lower energy and lower cost living.”
The development is part funded as part of the Homes England Wave 2 programme. We are a delivery partner within the Together Housing Group’s Strategic Partnership with Homes England to deliver affordable homes. The Strategic Partnership, which was formed in 2019, is receiving £61.2 million to help deliver 1,331, additional affordable homes in the regions it operates in.
The new homes are due to be completed by January 2024.