The scheme involves the construction of 27 timber-frame homes, all of which have been specified to Code 3 for Sustainable Homes. Completion is scheduled for summer 2013.
The properties will be brick clad and fitted with roof-mounted photo voltaic panels to harness the sun’s energy to provide emission free electricity. Further environmental features include permeable paving to help with drainage and a wide-ranging tree-planting programme. The development will also feature recycling points and cycle racks to promote eco-friendly behaviour.
The Northlands project follows the contractor’s recent appointment to build the new National Football Development Centre in Newport for the Football Association Wales.
ISG southwest managing director John Rawlinson said: “This is the second phase of this development, which we were awarded thanks to the calibre and experience of our talented local team. The scheme also represents ISG’s second recent association with the famous Bute family, who previously owned this brownfield site and gave their name to Bute Park, where we have just finished the restoration of the Grade II listed West Lodge.”