Energy Efficient Social Housing

4 modern homes built to Passivhaus standard in Wrekin using the Beattie Passive build system. These properties are extremely energy efficient and sustainable, so residents benefit from low energy bills and a reduced carbon footprint.
Wrekin Housing Group
Made In The UK
Wrekin Housing Group
Telford, Shropshire
Flying Factory Partner
Wrekin Housing Group
Total m²
U Values - Walls and Roof
0.11 W/m²k
U Values - Floor
0.09 W/m²k
Air Tightness
Below 1/hm³@50pa on all properties

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.

This development is an important part of an innovative and ambitious project. By training more people and providing more housing, including environmentally efficient homes, as well as boosting the local economy, we are addressing a number of challenges at the same time. It’s an exciting initiative and The Wrekin Housing Group is proud to be at its forefront.
Matt Beckley
Project Manager at The Wrekin Housing Group

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.