Durkan has been awarded an £11.5m construction contract by Elmbridge Housing Association & Accent Peerless to build a 94-unit development in Addlestone, Surrey.
The development on disused heathland will involve the design and construction of a mix of houses and flats to be used for shared ownership and affordable rent.
Up to 3 storeys in height, the homes will include 1 to 4 bedrooms each and are being constructed as part of a wider development to provide over 300 homes in total.
The new scheme will achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. To attain this, the development will include a range of sustainable and energy saving technologies including photovoltaic panels which will provide electricity to every home and high quality insulation to guarantee low U-values.
The timber frame homes are being constructed using low or zero carbon technologies and the overall development will reduce total carbon emissions by 15%.
The development will be arranged around courtyards and green space, providing semi-private open environments for residents to socialise and for children to play. Existing woodland and wildlife habitats will be enhanced with planting and the provision of wetland features, footpaths and meadow grassland.