Bristol City Council has won a prominent award for the design and energy efficiency of three housing developments in Henbury.
It was awarded a Bristol Civic Society Design Award in June for the developments - Peverell Court, Challender Court and Suffolk Close - which are part of the council’s New Build Housing Programme that began in 2014.
The sites make use of land owned by the council and focus on derelict, brownfield sites that can be brought back into use - such as the three developments that were former council garages.
The schemes, which offer one and two-bedroom properties, have been designed to meet the Passivhaus building standards that aim to reduce energy usage both during construction and when occupied.
This was achieved by adopting a “fabric first” approach to ensure good thermal insulation and lower energy bills.
Since the beginning of the New Build Housing Programme in 2014, the council has built 100 new council homes. There are another 65 homes currently under construction, with 45 due to be completed by August 2019 as part of the council’s ongoing programme.
To find out about new developments visit: www.bristol.gov.uk/newcouncilhomes
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