The Wrekin Housing Group
The Wrekin Housing Group is one of the largest social housing providers/housing associations in the West Midlands with almost 12,000 homes for rent (and low-cost home ownership) across Shropshire and Staffordshire. Established in 1999, their portfolio of homes is growing through new developments across Shropshire and Staffordshire and includes everything from apartments in well-established residential areas to town houses and family homes in both rural and town locations.
Energy efficient social housing in Wrekin
The scheme was part of a larger project to build energy efficient social housing in Wrekin. In total, 45 modern homes were planned, including 32 two-bedroom houses, 4 of which were built using the Beattie Passive Build System. The many benefits of Passivhaus are very compelling and well documented, particularly in terms of energy efficiency, but also in terms of quality, comfort and carbon-saving.
Fighting climate change and fuel poverty
The Wrekin Housing Group is one of our Flying Factory partners, so they’re reaping the benefits of offsite construction using our Passivhaus certified build system. Social housing providers, like the Wrekin Group, are building sustainable energy efficient homes across the country. It is crucial to build more social housing because there are long waiting lists in the UK. Building to the Passivhaus standard not only protects the environment, it also protects those on low incomes from falling into fuel poverty.