Our 75 new homes on Trelowen Way, Peterborough, are being developed in partnership with Peterborough City Council and Burmor Construction on land reclaimed from historic brick works.
They new homes are to the east of Hempsted in an area where we already own and manage 1,872 homes. The are for affordable rent, and range from 1-bed maisonettes to 4-bed houses. Two of the bungalows meet Part M4(3) of current Building Regulations and 21 meet Part M4(2) to provide ‘accessible and adaptable dwellings.’ The remaining 52 homes are delivered to the Part M4(1) standard.
All the homes are designed to be highly energy efficient using a ‘fabric first’ approach, resulting in each home achieving an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘A’.
These are the first of our homes to be built with prefabricated, low carbon timber. The ‘Eco100’ series uses a traditional timber frame open panel system to increase thermal performance with lower u-values over traditional construction. PV panels on each roof will reduce energy costs for customers and help to tackle fuel poverty.
The new homes are expected to complete between March and August 2023. We have received grant funding of £3,655,000 for the new homes with part funding by Homes England Strategic Partnership programme (HESP) Wave 2, via Together Housing.
Interested council officials visited the development on 3rd January to meet with our executive team and senior directors for a first look at the new homes before they are completed.