The future of social housing

For the first time in over 20 years, North West Leicestershire District Council is developing a social housing scheme. We’re proud to announce that we are one of the lucky companies chosen to be part of these exciting projects.

The council has chosen a number of sites along with a few architects to carry out the scheme to allow for a varied design solution. We have been able to obtain work on two of the sites. We will carry out work on three town houses on site A and four bungalows on site B in the Willesley estate, Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

Site A was completed one month ago while Site B is well and truly underway. Site B is – at this very moment – paving the way for the future of social housing. It is expected to be complete by mid-December 2018.

The bungalow scheme is the council’s flagship housing scheme to showcase how modern social housing can be created. They have been designed with modern layouts in mind, open spaces, future-proofed for life time homes, well-insulated building envelopes, high security design (secure by design), and sedum roofs (natural green roofing).

Sedum roofs provide essential environments for wildlife. They create sustainable drainage systems and create more aesthetically pleasing areas. They’re useful spaces for growing food and they help insulate sound and heat whilst keeping homes cool in the summer.

The scheme made use of a site which has remained in a poor state for many years and created a great use of space. It was designed to take on board low maintenance materials with high quality design. Site A and B showcase how modern council housing can be created with a budget in mind.

Keep in touch, and check back in with us for more updates!

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