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Eco-friendly homes set to be built on former Sheffield industrial works site

26 March 2013 No Comment

More than 100 sustainable homes are set to be built on a former industrial works site in Sheffield, according to sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk. The £13 million project, based in the Kelham Island area, involves the construction of 107 eco-friendly buildings at the Green Lane Works site.

New homes to incorporate a number of sustainable measures

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The homes are designed to be self-sufficient and incorporate a number of sustainable measures, such as solar panels, log burners and bio-mass to produce the energy for the buildings.

Residents of the houses will also have shared in an energy company, which could make them more aware about green measures.

Prices begin at £115,000 for a one-bedroom property and rise up to £250,000 for a four-bedroom house. The properties will be built over the next three years, with the first houses scheduled to be completed by January.

Refurbishing the existing whilst introducing the new by building sustainable homes

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Talking about the buildings, Aisling Ramshaw, sales and marketing manager in charge of the project, told thestar.co.uk:

“We want Little Kelham to be a great place to live. The mix of housing available will attract first time buyers as well as families.”

He added: “We intend to mix the old by refurbishing the existing buildings preserving part of Sheffield’s great heritage and introduce the new by building sustainable and eco-friendly homes that respond to the growing demand of responsible house purchasers.”

Author: Samantha Bartlett   Date Written: 25 March 2013

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