South Lakes Housing in partnership with the Lune Valley Community Land Trust is delighted to be progressing our first Passivhaus Standard scheme that will create 20 new affordable homes in Halton, Lancaster.
These high-quality homes will be built to exceptionally low-energy Passivhaus standard, helping to cut carbon emissions and reduce fuel poverty for residents. Passivhaus homes are built with meticulous attention to detail, rigorous design and construction according to principles developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany. These homes generally need 90% less energy for heating and hot water than standard buildings meaning that running costs are very low.
The houses will be constructed using airtight building fabric and will have high-performance windows and doors with insulated frames. They will be all-electric, with the communal areas on the development aiming to use electricity from local renewable energy sources, namely the local hydroelectricity plant on the River Lune.
The project has been funded by South Lakes Housing, Lancaster City Council and Homes England and we are working in partnership to deliver these new homes with Tyson Construction, John Gilbert Architects, R G Parkins and Partners and Elliot Associates to deliver the homes by Summer 2022.
The 20 properties will consist of a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership as follows:
- 4 x 1 Bedroom flats
- 5 x 2 Bedroom houses
- 2 x 3 Bedroom houses
- 2 x 4 Bedroom houses
- 3 x 2 Bedroom houses
- 4 x 3 Bedroom houses
The rental properties will be advertised via Ideal Choice Homes once they are ready for letting. You will need to be registered with Ideal Choice Homes in order to put your interest forward for these properties.
If you are interested in the Shared Ownership properties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be added to our waiting list. More information about the properties, costs, and the application process will be released to interested parties closer to the completion date.
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Here is a short film about the 20 Passivhaus standard affordable homes we are building in partnership with Lune Valley CLT. These innovative homes are a step towards ending fuel poverty as they will significantly improve affordable warmth for residents: