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 homes in Halton, Lancaster.
The exceptionally low-energy Passivhaus standard will help to cut carbon emissions and will significantly reduce fuel poverty for residents.
Planning was approved by Lancaster City Council in December 2020 for us to develop 20 new high-quality family homes for affordable rent and shared ownership, for the benefit of local people.
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 and the electricity will mostly be from local renewable energy sources, namely the local hydroelectricity plant on the River Lune.
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 and have very low running costs.
The 20 affordable properties will consist of:
- 4 x 1 bed
- 7 x 2 bed
- 7 x 3 bed
- 2 x 4 bed
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.