The team behind the Beattie Passive build system have over 30 years of experience in design and construction. Meanwhile the Norse Group specialises in building and managing schools across the country and also has extensive experience in delivering Healthcare and Local Authority housing through its offices UK wide.
This project will be Great Yarmouth’s first new council homes for 20 years, which are also designed to cut tenants’ carbon emissions and energy bills, and it is hoped to mark the start of further council house-building in the borough.
Client: Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Brief: To build 12 much needed homes as in-fill developments across three sites on existing borough council housing estates. The scheme has been made possible due to a change in the council house funding system in 2012.
Certification: 4 Houses will be certified to passivhaus standard by the Passivhaus institute.
Cost: The homes will be the same cost as a traditional build.
Project Scope: Developing sustainable communities. The Beattie Passive construction method uses semi-skilled labour, opening up a number of exciting opportunities benefiting the local community. With this project, students from Great Yarmouth College will be involved in the manufacture and onsite production, enabling them to develop their skills and expertise in the industry.
Client Verdict: “These homes, built to an exciting innovative design, will be models in the region for the council homes of the future, reducing tenants’ carbon emissions and energy bills through reduced heat-loss.”
Cllr Penny Linden, Great Yarmouth Borough Council
The Beattie Passive system achieves superior levels of energy efficiency.
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Communities Minister Eric Pickles recently visited the Caister development and met with the key personnel behind this innovative project.