Derwent Living eco scheme wins award

Created on Thursday, November 15th, 2012
by Steve Atkin

Housing provider Derwent Living and its partners have won a major environmental award for one of its affordable housing schemes in Derbyshire.

The Derby-based company and its construction partners have won the Derbyshire category of the Forum for the Built Environments’ (fbe) award for its Vicarage Road housing development in Derby.

Vicarage Road award win

(left to right) Jeff Todd – BSP Consulting, Andy Barradell – Lindum Partnership, Louise Brown – Derwent Living, Phil Laycock, fbe.

Vicarage Road is the most environmentally friendly scheme that Derwent Living has ever developed and is built to Level 5 Code for Sustainable Homes. The scheme features state-of-the-art sustainable technology and the latest construction methods. Some of the key new technologies include photo voltaic panelling, hot water solar panelling, rainwater harvesting, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery and highly efficient A rated eco-gas boilers. The properties also feature under-floor heating.
The fbe is a leading networking organisation for the property, development and construction industries. The awards are designed to reward the whole team behind schemes which fit the ethos of the fbe.

Paul Casey, director of development and asset management at Derwent Living said: “Vicarage Road is Derwent Living’s first development to be built to Level 5 Code for Sustainable Homes, and we are delighted that, along with our partners, we have been able to develop these highly efficient homes by using the latest technology and construction methods.

Vicarage Road

The scheme is the first Derwent Living development to meet the Level 5 Code for Sustainable Homes.

“With energy prices continuing to rise we need to make sure we are doing what we can to reduce the cost of living. As an organisation, we are committed to continuing to develop homes that are not only sustainable, but cheap to run long-term. We are delighted that the fbe has recognised the work done by the team with this award.”

Derwent Living worked with a number of construction partners on the Vicarage Road scheme including BSP consulting, WT Partnership, Lindum Construction and Franklin Ellis Architects.

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