Successful early completion of 75 new affordable homes for rent in Peterborough

Published on 12 October 2023

Trelowen Way, in Hempsted, is a community of 75 one to four bedroom homes. Construction is completing this month, and over 60 families and couples have already moved into their new homes.

All residents have been nominated from Peterborough City Council’s Housing Register and were in urgent need of secure affordable housing to rent.

Sarah Ireland, Executive Director of Strategy and Growth at Accent, said: “Trelowen Way is a key development for Accent Housing, and we are proud to be providing these homes for those who need them the most. We are particularly pleased with the EPC A energy rating that all homes have achieved, complete with electric vehicle charging capability and solar panels.


Accent is committed to achieving the highest possible energy rating for all our land-led developments to help our customers with the cost of living and tackle fuel poverty. The provision of new affordable housing is more important than ever in cities across the UK such as Peterborough, where there are 318 households living in temporary accommodation and 2506 households on the council’s housing register waiting for an affordable home to become available.”

Effective partnership working was key in delivering the site, which was made possible by partial grant funding from Homes England, the Government’s housing and regeneration agency. Together with Burmor Construction we were able to deliver a range of energy efficient, low carbon homes to meet a variety of needs from 1-bed maisonettes to 4-bed houses, all for affordable rent.

Wayne Fitzgerald, leader to Peterborough City Council said:

“We are happy to be working with Accent Housing in delivering these impressive, energy-efficient homes in Peterborough, and hopefully the residents will also be happy as they move in – ahead of schedule. There is a pressing need for affordable housing in Peterborough, as there is across the United Kingdom as a whole, and so we are always looking to take any action we can to help those on our housing register. This is another step forward in that process.”

Aerial View of completed homes on Trelowen Way, Peterborough. © Burmor Construction

Ollie Crofts, Associate Director at Burmor Construction, commented: “We are delighted to have successfully handed over this fully affordable scheme to Accent four months ahead of the original schedule. Delivering a site using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and achieving an EPC A rating for all 75 units has been a testament to their forward-thinking approach, and we look forward to collaborating on more successful projects in the future.”

Aerial View of completed homes on Trelowen Way, Peterborough. © Burmor Construction

Mike Doolan, our Sales & Partnership Manager, concluded: “We are pleased with the successful delivery of these 75 new energy-efficient homes. The LoCaL Homes Eco-100 timber frame system has helped accelerate the project delivery timeline, meaning those in great housing need are able to settle into their new home before the Winter sets in. The fabric first principles of our Eco system significantly contributes to the energy performance of these properties, a critical factor when tackling fuel poverty.”