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  • Writer's pictureTom Locke

Using low energy homes to avoid fuel poverty

We are super excited to see our project at Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury begin on site. Working alongside Fairhive Homes, New Meaning Construction and Beattie Passive, this project will deliver seven brand new, self-contained, single occupancy homes to provide much needed accommodation for people experiencing homelessness.

Each of the seven, 25m² micro homes, comprise of a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living space designed to give shelter, comfort and independence to the occupants, while lifting them from fuel poverty.

Set on a disused brownfield garage site, using offsite modular construction, the Passivhaus-certified build system, green roofs and PV panels will have a big impact on the people living there and a positive impact on the environment.

Designed with an ultra-low design heat energy demand of 22 kWh/m²/year while incorporating a 2kWP solar array to provide onsite energy generation, these EPC A rated new homes will minimise the day-to-day running costs whilst providing comfortable and healthy living environments for the inhabitants.

We are very much looking forward to seeing this come to life over the coming months.

The seven micro homes are all identical, with front and rear full-elevation windows to great a strong semi-public realm, while providing private amenity space to the rear.

An internal CGI of the new space, looking from the kitchen area towards the living room.


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