All 25 properties at scheme, said to be the most sustainable housing projects in the UK, have now been sold.
Greencore Construction’s Springfield Meadows, a remarkable development of custom homes across an eight-acre plot in Southmoor near Oxford was winner of the Best Residential Scheme at last year’s OxPropFest Awards.
Built using the Biond construction system, the homes, all low carbon, high performance and energy efficient are all built to Passivhaus thermal performance standards.
Greencore says the homes are ‘climate positive’ by locking up more carbon than they emit and generate more energy than they use. Several incorporate sustainably sourced and treated Kebony wood. Nine are affordable homes.
Residents are offered bus vouchers to get to Abingdon and Oxford and an electric car club supplied by GRIDSERVE, allows them to hire out electric cars on an hourly or daily basis.
Other nature-focused amenities include a community orchard, wildflower meadow, herb garden and shared green spaces, in addition to generous private gardens. Plans for future sustainable developments are already in the works.
James Pritchett, communications manager at Greencore Construction, said: “At Greencore Construction, we use as many bio-based materials as possible to build climate positive houses. It was a real pleasure to work with Kebony which played an important role in contributing to the success of Springfield Meadows.
“The project is thought to be the most sustainable development in the UK. The experience has been rewarding, through which we have learned a lot.
“As sustainability is beginning to revolutionise the construction industry, it is important that we look to identify the ways in which we can reduce our impact on the environment. This is something we have achieved at Springfield Meadows, where every home is climate positive in nature.”
Nina Landbø, international sales manager at Kebony, said: “The Springfield Meadows development is a shining example of quality construction which prioritises sustainable alternatives to traditional building methods and materials.
“It is great to see Kebony used for this innovative project, responding to the drive for more environmentally conscious ways of living. The result is a collection of beautiful modern homes which encourage residents to enjoy a deeper connection to nature.”
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