Work is underway at the Arkwrights scheme in Harlow that will see 8 new energy efficient council homes constructed to Passivhaus standard using the Beattie Passive Build System. The 3 bedroom homes will be built at our offsite factory with high levels of insulation, triple glazed windows, MVHR systems and PV panels for improved energy efficiency.
The homes will have allocated parking and electric vehicle charging points.
Councillor Dan Swords, leader of Harlow Council, said: “We are delivering on our priority to rebuild our town and that includes with phase 1 of our Council House Building Programme. Before Christmas, we will be on site starting work on 103 new council homes for Harlow families and the work at Arkwrights represents the first of those schemes beginning.”
Councillor Michael Hardware, cabinet portfolio holder for economic development, added: “This development will include electric vehicle charging points as well as energy saving measures to future-proof them for Harlow families on our Housing Needs Register. These vital features will help keep energy bills low for residents as we reduce our need for fossil fuels through renewable energy.
“The Arkwrights development isn’t just about building new council homes for Harlow families though; it is another area of our town being regenerated with this being a former disused garage block. The scheme includes a new landscaped area, providing better access for existing residents from Arkwrights to the existing community allotment gardens. We are regenerating neighbourhoods and restoring pride in our town, all with the aim of improving the lives of our residents.”
Read more about Harlow Council’s housebuilding programme.