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Sustainable Wiltshire flats up for award

25 February 2013 No Comment

A set of Wiltshire flats is up for an award after judges were impressed with the sustainable construction methods use to create it, according to wiltsjournal.co.uk.

Cottsway Court, which used to be a dumping ground, has been nominated for the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) award – which recognises buildings that show excellence within their construction and design.


Environmental issues were a vital part of the strategy for the building process

Throughout the Court’s construction, sustainability was a prime focus; demonstrated by the external frame and the fact that many of the materials used – as well as the services – were sourced from local suppliers.

The flats were created as the result of a partnership between Hill Homes, Cottsway Housing Association and Swindon Borough Council. Talking about the flats, Nick King, the group director of Hill Homes, said the buildings environmental impact was considered at every stage.

He told wiltshirebusinessonline.co.uk:

“Environmental issues were a vital part of the strategy for the building process at Cottsway Court and we ensured that as many materials, products and trades as possible were sourced locally to minimise the carbon footprint and to support local trades people.”

Adrian Miller, Cottsway’s head of development, added:

“These 26 new homes have been built to a high level of sustainability and comply with both the Code for Sustainable Homes and Secure by Design standards.”

The winner of the LABC award will be announced at an awards ceremony that will take place at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel later this year.

Author: Samantha Bartlett    Date Written: 25 February 2013

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