2008: Wolverhampton, Cross Street South
Winner of a design competition for Wolverhampton City Council, November 2004, for a flagship environmental housing project including 27 flats, 3 houses and an eco-park. The scheme re-instates strong street frontages and provides a secure, safe and leafy landscaped amenity space for the residents. Environmental features include bio-mass boiler for district heating, highly insulated timber panel construction, sedum turf roofs, rainwater harvesting and balancing pond. Launched in October 2008 by TV environmentalist David Bellamy who described the scheme in one word: “Wow!”
Housing minister John Healey: "What I can see here in the middle of urban Wolverhampton is an eco village that sets the standards for what we should be building in the future,"
Awards: Building for Life Gold Award; Winner of Homes and Communities Academy 'Low Carbon Development' Award; Inside Housing Sustainable Social Housing Project of the Year; Wolverhampton's Environmental Award 2008; Birmingham City Council's Built in Quality Awards 2008 (Sustainable Housing Category).