Sustainable Council Housing scheme on site

Date posted: June 13, 2017

Comprising 94 homes for Eastleigh Borough Council, Woodside Avenue achieves a new standard for environmentally sustainable development and design quality in the town. The sustainability measures were designed in to the scheme at the outset with four dwellings achieving PassivHaus certification and the overall project designed to the meet Excellent under the new BREEAM Communities Standard.

All the homes will achieve a minimum of Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, and a total of five units are built to Passivhaus certification – thus benefiting the residents by providing highly efficient homes which help in the fight to eradicate fuel poverty and improve health.

The project sees Eastleigh embark on a new phase of council housing, with the scheme delivering a range of homes to meet a variety of needs. Regenerating what was previously a brownfield site – a household waste recycling facility owned by Hampshire County Council – it includes a new public open space at the heart of the scheme to create a strong sense of place.

The first units will be handed over early next year with full completion due in June 2018.