Pre-fabs replaced with ‘green’ homes

Simon Donohue

Eight energy efficient homes designed by Kirkham architect Croft Goode on behalf of New Fylde Housing have now been completed.

Six pre-fabricated semi-detached properties at the site on Blackpool Road, Newton with Scales, were demolished to make way for the new homes, which have been made available for affordable rent.

Built by Lancashire-based builder Forrest, the properties are a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses.

All the properties meet the Government's Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 environmental standard, the Homes & Communities Agency's design and quality standards and have been given the Secured by Design awarded by Lancashire Police.

David Croft, a director of Croft Goode Architects, said: "This scheme has replaced poor quality properties, which were no longer fit for purpose, with modern new homes that are constructed to high energy-efficient standards. Although a relatively small development, it will provide the local area with much-needed modern family homes."

Tammy Bradley, operations director of housing, community and support services for Progress Housing Group, said: "These houses will provide highly energy efficient homes at affordable rents for local families within this rural location."

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