BCP Council launches new energy-efficient homes

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has recently completed the development of 11 brand new affordable properties on land between Cheshire Drive and Wilkinson Drive in Bournemouth.

The development will provide homes for local families and consists of a block of nine two-bedroom flats and two three-bedroom houses.

Cllr Kieron Wilson, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Regulatory Services said:

“I’m really looking forward to seeing these new properties start to fill up with families.

“I’ve said many times that a home is the foundation on which we all build our lives and that affordable, quality housing is the cornerstone of a happy and healthy community.

“So, I am very proud of what we have delivered, and the difference it will make to those who will live here.

“This development also shows how we’re putting sustainability at the heart of everything we do – to the benefit of our tenants and the environment.”

The properties themselves are built to the highest eco-standards using fabric first principles, which prioritise the energy efficiency of a property from its conception, to create an airtight, insulated building that reduces the amount of energy required to heat the home.

The buildings are all fitted with triple glazing and solar panels, and the energy for each property is provided from a renewable source by ground source heat pumps. This means greater energy efficiency and lower bills for the tenants.

The development also boasts ample parking on site and a communal garden for the flats.

Families in the houses will also enjoy their own private garden.

Tenants will begin to move in and make these new properties their homes early in November.