A ground-breaking housing development in Hellesdon is featuring tonight (Tuesday November 21) on Channel 4’s Grand Designs House of the Year.
Carrowbreck Meadow, a Passivhaus development in Hellesdon, can be seen as part of the programme which airs at 9pm.
The programme was interested in the development for its architecture, its energy-efficient qualities and also for its affordable homes, which make up 43pc of the site which includes two, three and four-bedroomed family homes in a woodland setting. Carrowbreck Meadow, was masterminded by Broadland Growth Ltd – a partnership between Broadland District Council and Norfolk County Council’s NPS Group. It was created to offer carefully- planned, affordable, high-quality developments in Broadland, while maintaining the highest public-sector values.
The Hellesdon homes have won a host of awards, including the RIBA East Award 2017.
Councillor Andrew Proctor, leader of Broadland District Council and chairman of Broadland Growth Ltd, said: “Carrowbreck Meadow is an exciting development which raises the bar for local authorities in the delivery of housing.
“We are making a difference to our communities, while offering something different to the marketplace and meeting the demand for housing in Broadland. This also creates significant social value for our district.”
Richard Gawthorpe, Director of Broadland Growth Ltd, said: “A key aim of the Carrowbreck Scheme was to create a positive intervention in the marketplace by providing more affordable mixed tenure housing and creating homes and lifestyle choices, not just houses. “These dwellings are built to nationally recognised space standards and are places that people choose to live in due to the comfortable conditions created by their highly sustainable Passivhaus design.” Sarah Lewis, Carrowbreck Meadow project architect from Hamson Barron Smith, said: “These homes are at the leading edge of low energy design, joining a small elite group of super low energy Passivhaus projects across the UK and act as exemplars for future development in the area and beyond.The provision of affordable housing for the local community which exceeds planning requirements and is truly tenure blind demonstrates the inclusive nature of the development which will help to achieve a sustainable, energy efficient and a mixed community.”
Awards already won by Carrowbreck Meadow:
National RTPI awards – national award category Excellence in planning to deliver housing
RTPI Awards (East of England) – East of England Award for Planning Excellence 2017
RIBA McEwen awards – shortlisted in final 12
RIBA National – won one of 47 national awards
RIBA Awards – East of England – won RIBA East project award
Norfolk and Norwich Eco-awards – Highly commended in best eco-house category
Norfolk Design and Craftmanship Awards 2017 – best ‘new residential’
RICS Award (residential category) – awarded ‘highly commended’
SPACES (Society for public architecture, construction, Engineering and Surveying) –Been shortlisted from 110 submissions down to 18 finalists
National Housing Design Awards 2017 – DEFRA Award for rural housing
LABC East Anglia Building Excellence Awards – best new housing development in East Anglia and shortlisted for national awards
Norfolk Constructing Excellence Awards – Norfolk Constructing Excellence Club Award for Excellence and Project of the Year
Passivhaus Trust Awards – entry submitted for 2018 awards
Housebuilders Awards 2017 – shortlisted in Best Sustainable Scheme and Best Design for three storeys or fewer
Inside Housing (top 60 developments) – submissions in the Partnerships category, Best Residential Development and Best Architectural Design
Building Awards 2017 – shortlisted under Housing Project of the Year
24 Housing Awards – shortlisted for Best Green Scheme
Energy Awards – shortlisted for Residential Building Award
AJ Architecture Awards – shortlisted for Housing Project of the Year
AJ Footprint Award for Sustainability – submitted
RIBA Regional RSAW – submitted
Civic Trust Awards – submitted
Andrew Proctor, leader of Broadland District Council, is pictured during filming for tonight’s show.