Contractor P&C Casey has handed over 11 affordable housing units in Bury to St Vincent's Housing Association.
The new three-bed homes were built on the site of an old vicarage on Spring Street. All the units have been designed to Housing Quality Indicators, Code for Sustainable Homes 3 and 4 and to lifetime homes standard. The overall capital and lifecycle cost savings has meant that St Vincents Housing Association were able to upgrade two of the units to CSH level 4 with the use of photo voltaic panels on the south facing roof slopes. One of the Code 4 units has been adapted for disabled residents who are benefitting directly from the free energy generated from the PV's that can be used to charge wheelchairs and equipment.
All the properties are for affordable rent and will be managed by St Vincent's Housing Association.
Yvonne McDermott, development manager for St Vincent's, said: "These new homes are a great boost for the local area and will provide more spacious family accommodation for our residents."
Casey worked with architects Jennings Design Associates and employers agent and safety consultant Wilkinson Cowan Partnership. Rob Henderson, director of JDA, said: "The homes not only deliver quality family accommodation but are an example of what can be achieved on a sensible budget whilst still delivering a variety of standards including Silver Award for Building for Life, Secured by Design and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4."