Form of Contract Design & Build
Size 57 Affordable Homes
Year of Completion 2024
The scheme comprises three blocks containing a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, plus car parking, drainage and external works.
With good public transport and cycle links, SGP’s design was able to deliver on Wolverhampton District Council’s aims to improve sustainability and reduce noise and air pollution by developing a strong sustainable transport ethos on site, particularly installing EV charging points to support the move to electric cars.
The designs use a modular timber frame construction to be supplied by LoCal Homes and manufactured off-site at the LoCal Homes factory in Walsall. Using the ‘Fabric First’ philosophy, the modular approach will deliver reduced embodied carbon, improve thermal performance and air tightness. The design aims for a minimum U value of 0.15, complying with new Part L regulations and helping tenants save money on their heating bills. Environmentally friendly materials are used throughout, most particularly timber as an inherently sustainable resource.