Originally a housing association office, GreenSquareAccord wanted to use the site location which was well connected to provide affordable housing to the local community. Working with LoCaL Homes, they were able to use the site of the previous Springvale office to provide 24 one and two bedroom apartments.

Built using Eco 200 closed timber framed panels, the apartments are built to Future Homes standard using a fabric first approach to give a 0.18 U value and provide an air tightness of around 3.0 m3/hr/m2 @ 50pa. The panels also provide sound insulation which is 10 decibels over building regulations. The block was finished with brick giving it an overall wall thickness of 409mm ( with 50mm cavity).

GreenSquareAccord's In-Design team of architects worked with LoCaL Homes to design and create bathroom pods. Built and fitted in the factory, they were designed using panelised systems, floor cassettes, and roof structures to increase the pre-manufactured value. By using these pods and the timber framed panels, the PMV is increased helping to achieve Future Homes Standards. This optimises on-site labour and reduces costs and time delays - all while delivering factory quality as standard. 

By using LoCaL Homes’ frames and bathroom pods, GreenSquareAccord were able to maximise space and comfort providing homes that one of their residents described as “massive for a one bedroom home”. The frames and pods offer a quick, strong, and desirable home for residents making Springvale popular.

By working with LoCaL Homes, GreenSquareAccord were able to provide high quality and affordable housing using factory made pods and frames quickly and easily.

For more information on how we can support your next build, please contact Chris Hagan by emailing chris.hagan@greensquareaccord.co.uk.