Super energy efficient homes in Elmbridge

Oakleaze launch event

Gloucester City Homes (GCH) is pleased to announce the launch of its first super energy efficient affordable homes in Elmbridge.

The seven new 2-bed homes are based on former garage sites in Oakleaze and Meadowleaze, Elmbridge and have been constructed following the advanced low energy ‘Passivhaus Principles’ construction method and have benefitted from a Homes England grant of £226k.

Ashley Green, Chief Executive at GCH: “We have built over 300 new homes since 2016 and this scheme uses high performance insulation to make buildings completely draught free to eliminate heat loss, resulting in homes with a very low environmental impact.”

Michael Hill, Director of Assets added “The homes have been built by our partners and local company, Lane Britton Jenkins, and offer a mixture of houses and bungalows which are fitted with car charging ports and air source heat pumps” He added: “These 7 new homes are an exciting step into the future, they are GCH’s first ‘green’ homes and we hope these small developments will lead the way for our future green homes specification.”

Local Councillor Howard Hyman commented “I appreciate the courtesy GCH and Lane Britton Jenkins have shown to local residents with minimal disruption to the local community during construction. We need more quality social housing in Gloucester and this is a great example of new homes by our local housing association.”

All of GCH’s new homes on this scheme are being let through affordable rent bringing more high-quality housing to Gloucester.

GCH has delivered 322 new homes since it became an independent housing association in 2015 and has ambitious plans to deliver over 450 new affordable homes in the future.

The completed homes have been let however future homes for rent will be available via the Homeseekers website 

Take a look at some of the photos from the launch events below: