Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Work underway at West Bridgford low carbon housing development

Work is underway at the Abbey Central housing development in West Bridgford, a low-energy, ‘gas-less’ sustainable development, comprising of 71 new modern homes.

Currently being developed jointly by Peveril Homes and Stagfield Group, the 1.9 hectare site was previously used as Rushcliffe Borough Council’s (RBC) depot.

As part of their long-term aspirations to relocate to a more suitable location, the Council were clear in their vision to create a new, sustainable community that raises the bar on carbon efficiency, environmental impacts, design and affordable housing.

RBC partnered with local architects, Allan Joyce, to meticulously design a low-energy, sustainable development near Abbey Road, incorporating modern technology to facilitate a “gas-less” community.

Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Neil Clarke said: “With this site we wanted to raise the bar and show developers what could be achieved by creating an exemplar site by thinking differently, hitting our targets of being environmentally friendly whilst also keeping within our 30% affordable housing goals.

“To see the impressive work being completed on these homes as part of our aims to reduce carbon emissions within the Borough is excellent and we are delighted to be watching our vision and aspirations for a carbon efficient development coming to life, bringing forward a difficult brownfield site.

“This is a positive example of our continuing commitment to providing energy efficient new homes and affordable housing in Rushcliffe as we forge a positive landscape for future generations.”

Ann Taylor and Phoebe Clark from Savills development team in Nottingham, acted on behalf of RBC selling this redevelopment site to Peveril Homes and Stagfield Group.

Ann said: “The brief to Allan Joyce was to create a new exemplar housing development for Rushcliffe and to set a new standard for sustainable high-quality urban family living in West Bridgford.  We were confident that the area could support a high value flagship scheme and we are excited to see the new homes finished and occupied in due course.”

The entire scheme is projected to achieve over 50% CO2 reduction compared to standard building regulations, a noteworthy accomplishment surpassing the target of 19% CO2 reduction for the development.

Specific houses, outfitted with both Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) and Solar PV, are forecasted to achieve up to 80% savings in CO2 and energy compared to existing building regulations, utilising contemporary energy systems to conserve energy and Solar PV to generate electricity.

James Smith, Managing Director of Peveril Homes, added: “As the site will be completely gas-free, we are continuing to innovate our product offering. Our partnership with Stagfield Group assists us to evolve with each house type designed from the ground up to accommodate modern living and the ambitious carbon net goals set by Rushcliffe Borough Council.”

Kevin Hard, Managing Director at Stagfield Group, said: “Our latest development, ‘Abbey Central’ in partnership with Peveril Homes, is breaking new ground with 71 homes designed with low-energy and sustainable development at its core.

“We’re really pleased that the housing development has been highlighted as a blueprint case study by the local Council as to how future developments should be built in order to meet Carbon Net Zero goals.”

The site is expected to be officially launched in April 2024.

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