Higgins is working in partnership with the London Borough of Newham to create 223 affordable ‘Passivhaus’ homes across three new developments.
The developments at Greenhill Centre, John Street, and Hathaway Crescent have been designed with sustainability and energy-efficiency in mind and are set to meet ‘Passivhaus’ standards.
Steve Leakey, managing director for Higgins Partnerships, said: “Building on our long, successful relationship with London Borough of Newham, it is great that we can now go some way to helping reduce the risk of fuel poverty and environmental impact by providing these much-needed energy efficient affordable homes for local residents.
“We look forward to starting work shortly on the new developments and welcoming future residents to their new homes.”
Greenhill Centre, Newham
The new development has been designed to reflect the surrounding architecture and will provide 81 mixed-tenure homes across three blocks.
Existing mature trees will blend with a communal garden to the north of the development, and a new replacement gym will also be provided.
John Street, Plaistow
Seventy new affordable-rent homes for local residents will be delivered as part of this new development, of which 40% have been designed as larger family homes.
The development has been designed to bring daylight and sunlight into the scheme, with corner balconies for the apartments and rooftop terraces for the townhouses.
Cycling will also be encouraged with the provision of 29 cycle spaces.
Hathaway Crescent, Newham
72 affordable homes will be created on an existing estate, all of which will be designed to achieve net-zero carbon through the ‘Passivhaus’ standard using air-source heat pumps, mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR), and solar panels.
As well as the new homes, the development will also provide improvements to Hathaway Crescent Park, including landscaping, play equipment, and an outdoor hub.
Main image: CGI rendering of the Hathaway Crescent development in the London Borough of Newham
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