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Green council housing scheme awarded

22 November 2011 No Comment

An eco-friendly housing project has been recognised at the Sustainable Housing Awards 2011.

Northampton’s Brookside Meadows development has won the Sustainable Smaller Housing Project of the Year, recognised for achieving the top-rated Level Five in the Code for Sustainable Homes.

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Level Five in the Code for Sustainable Homes

The King’s Heath project comprises of eight homes developed and built by Northampton Borough Council in association with the Homes and Communities Agency, Frank Haslam Milan and Orbit Homes. it came about as part of the Local Authority New Build programme which allowed authorities to fund the building of their own council homes for the first time in years.

Recognised for its sustainability credentials

The new houses are set on Brownfield land and benefit from photovoltaic solar panelling, rainwater harvesting and external cladding, which captures then reuses heat lost from the home. They were also made using recycled construction materials and boast triple-glazed windows.

Approach to sustainable development

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Speaking to greenbuildingpress.co.uk, Northampton Borough Council’s portfolio holder for housing, Christopher Malpas, explained how Brookside Meadows was the first council housing scheme it has built for decades.

“For the scheme to be recognised for its approach to sustainable development, is a great achievement for Northampton Borough Council and our partners,” he suggested. “This is an absolutely fantastic achievement for the team that delivered this project.”

Adding, project overseer Jonathan Turner told homesandcommunities.co.uk:

“We are really pleased to see the project deservedly recognised for its sustainability credentials.

The council and the contractors worked very hard together at the initiation stage to deliver a scheme that achieved code level five, from which the new tenants, as well as the environment, are now reaping the rewards.”

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Green council housing scheme awarded

22 November 2011 No Comment

An eco-friendly housing project has been recognised at the Sustainable Housing Awards 2011.

Northampton’s Brookside Meadows development has won the Sustainable Smaller Housing Project of the Year, recognised for achieving the top-rated Level Five in the Code for Sustainable Homes.

northampton-1 Image source

Level Five in the Code for Sustainable Homes

The King’s Heath project comprises of eight homes developed and built by Northampton Borough Council in association with the Homes and Communities Agency, Frank Haslam Milan and Orbit Homes. it came about as part of the Local Authority New Build programme which allowed authorities to fund the building of their own council homes for the first time in years.

Recognised for its sustainability credentials

The new houses are set on Brownfield land and benefit from photovoltaic solar panelling, rainwater harvesting and external cladding, which captures then reuses heat lost from the home. They were also made using recycled construction materials and boast triple-glazed windows.

Approach to sustainable development

northampton-2

Speaking to greenbuildingpress.co.uk, Northampton Borough Council’s portfolio holder for housing, Christopher Malpas, explained how Brookside Meadows was the first council housing scheme it has built for decades.

“For the scheme to be recognised for its approach to sustainable development, is a great achievement for Northampton Borough Council and our partners,” he suggested. “This is an absolutely fantastic achievement for the team that delivered this project.”

Adding, project overseer Jonathan Turner told homesandcommunities.co.uk:

“We are really pleased to see the project deservedly recognised for its sustainability credentials.

The council and the contractors worked very hard together at the initiation stage to deliver a scheme that achieved code level five, from which the new tenants, as well as the environment, are now reaping the rewards.”

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