Public Sector Plc has recently delivered a zero- carbon MMC housing project in Kent. Working with our Partner, Swale Council, Public Sector Plc identified a need to generate a capital receipt for a surplus site in Sittingbourne, Kent for the Council. The Council also identified a preference for a MMC zero-carbon housing development to be delivered, if achievable.
Through our Partnership platform, PSP provided development management services to de-risk the development through ecology, legal and site investigation work and to secure a planning consent for the development. A key component of the planning process was ensuring a high level of public engagement.
Being committed to a net zero future and a strong advocate of sustainable development, Public Sector Plc decided to directly invest in the Kent scheme and purchased the site from the council with the objective of expanding our expertise in the MMC and zero-carbon development.
Public Sector Plc partnered with a specialist off-site manufacturer to deliver a new zero carbon housing development comprising six three-bedroom family homes. PSP’s delivery team designed the house types for zero carbon offsite constructed homes using a SIPPs system and a fabric first approach to achieve a SAP rating of over 100.
In addition to the fabric first approach, the zero carbon specification delivered at the Kent scheme includes photovoltaic (PV) roof tiles, a hot water tank incorporating an air source heat pump with each home being EV charger ready. Particular attention was considered for the occupier experience, with low lifecycle maintenance costs and low energy costs being two key characteristics of the homes. Each home will generate more energy than it consumes and will result in the monthly energy bill for a three-bedroom family home being on average as little at £10-£15 per month.
The homes are being rented privately directly by PSP to help support demand in the local area for high quality professionally managed family housing.
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