Working in partnership with Burmor Construction, the delivery of 75 new affordable homes situated to the east of Hempsted, Peterborough is nearing completion for our client Accent Housing Group. The development sits within the existing urban area of Peterborough where Accent has a total of 1872 homes in management.
Supported by Peterborough City Council, this flagship development of new homes for affordable rent, range from 1-bed maisonettes to 4-bed houses. Two of the bungalows meet Part M4(3) of current Building Regulations and 21 meet Part M4(2) to provide ‘accessible and adaptable dwellings.’ The remaining 52 homes are delivered to the Part M4(1) standard.
These are the first homes built by Accent using LoCaL Homes’ standard Eco timber frame panel system which have been erected and built on-site by Burmor Construction.
For the design of this project, LoCaL Homes worked alongside James Garner Architecture as the design architect for the project. At LoCaL Homes, we can work with your design and architects’ teams and their drawings, or for an additional fee, you can use our in-house team, who have over 15 years’ experience in designing with our system.
All of the properties have been designed to be highly energy efficient using a “Fabric First” approach which will result in each home achieving an Energy performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘A’.
By using our low carbon timber frame system, this project has increased thermal performance of the homes providing lower u-values over traditional construction, resulting in lower energy bills for Accent’s tenants.
Photo Voltaic (PV) panels will be installed on every roof which will further reduce the energy costs for Accent’s residents, helping to tackle fuel poverty.
The new homes have been part funded by Homes England Strategic Partnership (Wave 2) to the value of £3.65million, in order to deliver the Government’s agenda for new homes.
Affordable and accessible
Two of the bungalows being built have been designed to meet Part M4(Category 3) of the current Building Regulations. Homes built to this standard are considered ‘Wheelchair user dwellings’ and are ready to be adapted further to suit the needs of a specific resident.
Twenty one of the homes will meet Part M4 (Category 2) of the current building regulations. Homes built to this standard are considered ‘Accessible and adaptable dwelling’. These dwellings are potentially suitable for a wide range of occupants, including older people and those with reduced mobility.
To find out more about this development, please visit: https://www.accentgroup.org/about-us/our-developments/on-site-developments/trelowen-way-hempsted/
Accent Housing Group
8 maisonettes, 4 bungalows and 63 houses for affordable rent
Standard Eco panel system