Climate considerate homes in Stroud are making headway. Plans to redevelop the Daniels Industrial Estate have taken a significant step forward. We have officially purchased the site and are poised to start demolition and groundworks this year.
Last year, Stroud District Council gave the green light to our plans to transform the brownfield land between Bath Road and Dudbridge Road into 111 low and zero carbon homes, encompassing 88 two and three bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached homes and 23 one and two bed apartments.
Latest renewable technology
The low and zero carbon, climate considerate homes in Stroud will be equipped with the latest renewable technology for heat and power. This means air source heat pumps will heat the houses in lieu of gas boilers. Properties will also benefit from a significant array of high-performance solar panels to generate electricity. Likewise, buildings have been orientated to maximise solar gain. They will be constructed with high levels of insulation to deliver significant energy savings. Furthermore, wiring provision for electric car charging points will be provided. All these initiatives far surpass the UK’s existing building regulations.
Andrew Billings, Land Director at Newland Homes, commented: “Redevelopment has been a long time coming. We’re eager to start regenerating the site to create a desirable collection of design-led, sustainable homes. For instance, our award-winning zero carbon homes are widely recognised as the future for housing and we’re pleased to be able to bring forward these climate considerate homes in Stroud.”
First identified for redevelopment in 2018
Daniels Industrial Estate was first identified for redevelopment in 2018. As a result, the previous owners, Industrial Sales Limited, worked with the few remaining tenants of the leased buildings to help facilitate their relocation. However, many of the office and industrial units had lain unoccupied for many years. This made it an ideal redevelopment location. It is sustainably located less than a mile from Stroud town centre and within easy reach of public transport links, including Stroud Railway Station.
Architectural references to the industrial history of the site
The seven acre site will deliver the next generation of sustainable homes. These homes will be contemporary in design, with architectural references which pay heed to the industrial and metal fabricating history of the site. For example such as the use of red brick with large window openings, brick detailing around front doors and bespoke metal door canopies.
There will also be significant ecological enhancements. These will include hedgehog highways, bird and bat boxes, and areas of tree and wildflower planting to improve opportunities for wildlife. Two new landscaped spaces will be created for recreational use. Tree planting around the perimeter of the site will help ensure privacy for nearby properties. It will also create an attractive road frontage and improve biodiversity.
Retained on site
The Fern House Offices, Gate House and the B&Q store will be retained on site, with their associated employment. The existing site entrance for these climate considerate homes in Stroud will remain from Dudbridge Road and a second entrance point for cars will be created on Bath Road.
‘Oscars’ of the housebuilding industry
Another of our zero carbon homes schemes, called St George’s Mead in Semington, Wiltshire, was recently recognised in the WhatHouse? Awards 2023 as Best Sustainable Development. These awards are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the housebuilding industry. We were praised for our robust approach to climate change and our carbon neutral agenda.
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