Gary Neville hires new designers for eco-home
Ex-Manchester United footballer and current Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has hired German outfit Architekturburo Lowe to produce cheaper, alternative designs for an eco-home, reports architectsjournal.co.uk.
Despite getting the thumbs up for a four-bedroom subterranean home by Make, which was meant to epitomise the term ‘sustainable construction’, Neville has turned to the new German designers instead for an alternative design.
The German firm has come up with a more conventional HUF house-type proposal, which is still highly sustainable, and the plans will be resubmitted to Bolton Council for approval.
Delivery of a highly sustainable family home
Mike Ralph, the planning director from RED Property Services acting on behalf of Neville, had no qualms about changing the original plan:
“The delivery of a highly sustainable family home has always been central to this proposal.”
“Earlier in the year, we met with local residents and confirmed an alternative method of construction was being explored, which would enable the house to achieve a higher standard of sustainability, whilst also enabling the proposed wind turbine to be removed.”
‘Teletubbies home’ given a red card
As a result of the change, Make’s flower-shaped home, which was dubbed as a ‘Teletubbies home’ by the press, will no longer come to fruition. Further to Ralph’s comments, a planned 100-foot high wind turbine which would generate power for the home will no longer be needed, reports businessgreen.com.
Author: Ashley Curtis Date Written: 10 October 2012