Sustainable homes to be built in East Hampshire
A significant investment from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is allowing the creation of high quality environmentally sustainable homes along with new jobs in East Hampshire, reports build.co.uk.
The Agency has purchased the Quebec Barracks site in Whitehill & Bordon, East Hampshire, from the Ministry of Defence and is set to build 100 ‘much-needed’ homes as well as create 100 new jobs in its proposed employment space.
Setting a benchmark for future properties
A £3 million investment, transforming the barracks, will help facilitate the sustainable construction of a high quality neighbourhood as part of the project, while the overall plan for area’s regeneration will see 4,000 homes built. In addition, the project could create 5,500 jobs in total.
The new homes will ‘meet official zero carbon standards’ and will set a benchmark for future properties in the rest of the town, according to the HCA.
Kevin Bourner, HCA head of area, commented on the development to specificationonline.co.uk:
“This investment enables partners to take the first steps towards regenerating Whitehill & Bordon in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
“The homes will be built to a much higher standard than originally envisaged, which will raise the bar in terms of the development of the rest of the project and act as a catalyst for lasting change here,” he added.
Author: Ashley Curtis Date Written: 15 January 2013