We were thrilled to win ‘Best Affordable Housing Development’ under £5m with our Flying Factory partner, Canna Developments, at the Inside Housing Awards last Friday. Congratulations to our client, Newydd Housing Association, for their award-winning scheme.
It’s the second major award we’ve won this year and we really appreciate the recognition. Earlier this month, we were named ‘Building Performance Pioneer’ at the Offsite Awards for our work with Cardiff Council.
Commenting on the award wins, Nathan Beattie, Commercial Operations, said:
We’re absolutely delighted to be recognised for our work with Cardiff Council and Newydd Housing Association. These schemes pushed the boundaries in terms of sustainability and social value. It was a privilege to be involved and we’re extremely proud.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who worked with us to deliver these pioneering Passivhaus projects – it was a real team effort. And extra special thanks to our forward-thinking clients who have embraced the Passivhaus standard and are passing the benefits on to their residents
Nathan Beattie, Commercial Operations
Award winning affordable housing
The affordable housing scheme at Cwrt Canna consists of 13 energy efficient homes. Set around a central courtyard space, the development is designed to resemble a collection of farm buildings, . Constructed by our Flying Factory partner, Canna Developments, Cwrt Canna ticks all the boxes for for a ‘beautiful and functional’ social housing scheme. But it then goes further still to achieve Passivhaus standards of energy efficiency and thermal comfort, while cutting fuel bills and curtailing carbon emissions.
Modelled in the PHPP and and constructed around a sustainable timber frame, the homes are astonishingly energy efficient. Passivhaus alleviates fuel poverty and raises living standards. Damp and mould are no longer a concern and comfortable room temperatures are maintained throughout the year.
You can read more about the scheme here.