Affordable 'Ecohomes' for Winchester
Press Release: 19/12/2007
Winchester City Council is proud to announce the completion of six new ‘Ecohomes’ within the district.
The low carbon homes were developed by Atlantic Housing Ltd and were built on a previously disused City Council allotment site between Great Field Road and Trussell Crescent in Weeke. The site, which received funding from the Housing Corporation of £365,000, comprises six houses for general needs rent including three 3-bedroom homes and three 2-bedroom homes with car parking, front and rear gardens, communal access and landscaping.
The homes have been awarded Ecohomes ‘Exellent’ status by the Building Research Establishment (BRE).
They have been designed to have minimal impact on the environment by incorporating a number of key features such as:
- Low carbon dioxide emissions
- Water saving devises
- Responsibly sourced timber from sustainable forests
- Provisions for storage of cycles
- Provisions for surrounding wildlife
- Planting of trees and plants to attract further wildlife
Throughout the development Atlantic Housing Limited and Winchester City Council worked in partnership with CH Design Partnership, Richard Crane Associates, Welling Partnership Property & Construction Consultants and PMC Construction and Development Services Ltd.