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Award-winning developer for super green scheme

The developer has been confirmed for an ultra-low energy affordable housing scheme which will break new ground in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire Rural Housing Association is working with Bouygues UK, one of the country’s leading construction companies, on the first ever Passivhaus scheme in the county.

Work is already underway on the development which will see 14 properties being built in partnership with Waterloo Housing Group in Wootton Wawen.  All the properties will be built to the rigorous Passivhaus standard, developed in Germany to create buildings which are as super energy efficient as possible.

The scheme will be the first Passivhaus residential scheme developed by Bouygues UK, although the company has extensive experience in the delivery of Passivhaus schemes in the education sector.

Bouygues UK was awarded a £5 million contract by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in 2014 for the refurbishment of Stebon Primary School.  The company also scooped an award for Best Non-Domestic Project in the country in the UK Passivhaus Awards for its project at Oakmeadow Primary School in Wolverhampton.

Fabienne Viala, Chairman of Bouygues UK, said: “We actively seek projects where we can add value through innovation and our technical expertise, and we are pleased to be applying our skills and knowledge to this project.

“Our collaboration with Warwickshire Rural Housing Association and Waterloo Housing Group on bringing the county’s first ever Passivhaus scheme to life is a significant step forward for the housebuilding industry, highlighting how energy efficient principles can be applied to affordable housing projects.”