We will deliver 120 net zero carbon homes featuring solar panels, air source heat pumps, electric vehicle charging points and improved transport connectivity for the local community.
Alongside a range of affordable homes for private sale, 30% of the homes built will be affordable homes for local people in housing need. These homes will include affordable rent, shared ownership and discounted market sale.
First net zero carbon development for Mid Sussex
Sustainable homes, strong communities
We deliver sustainable, infrastructure-led communities and is an industry leader on biodiversity and the environment.
This will be Mid Sussex’s first net zero housing development of scale. It will set the benchmark for how local housebuilders can better respond to the climate crisis, while meeting local housing needs.
A net zero carbon building is highly energy efficient and powered from renewable energy sources. This means that each year, the amount of carbon emissions associated with each home’s operational energy is zero. This approach exceeds the standards set out in Building Regulations.
Net zero carbon homes will ease the cost-of-living pressures for future residents, as these homes cost far less to heat than the majority of the District’s existing housing stock. With over 76% of the District’s homes heated entirely by gas and less than 0.5% being heated by renewable energy alone, this will help kickstart the transition into a cleaner, greener future.
Our design philosophy sees homes fronting onto green open spaces, and integrating with the surrounding landscape and benefit local wildlife. By providing bird and bat boxes on homes, retaining the most ecologically sensitive areas, and new areas of planting, we will deliver at least 10% net gain in biodiversity, including supporting a nationally recognized landscape-scale recovery project.
We will also deliver our award-winning biodiversity educational programme, Eddie and Ellie in a local school. Helping future generations understand more about the natural environment.
- Ecology works supported by qualified ecologist are complete.
- Tree surgery works to facilitate the fencing of the site are nearing completion.
- Archaeology works completed with no findings; back filling trenches is currently taking place.
- Badger walkover survey is being held. 16/17 November. This will help us to understand further any changes that might have taken place on site since the original surveys and ensure that local wildlife is protected.
- Site start including Creation of site compound 20 November.
- Groundworks including drainage and access late November.
- Creation of foundations January 2024
- Plant deliveries (excavators etc) onto site, with monitoring traffic movements / plans in place for wheel washing and cleaning to minimise mid on local roads January 2024
- First completions on-site will be around May 2024
- Overall completion date Spring 2026
Timescales are subject to weather conditions.
We are a Sussex-based developer employing over 250 people and several hundred additional local subcontractors throughout the south of England. We deliver sustainable, infrastructure-led communities and is an industry leader on biodiversity and the environment.
In 2022, we were confirmed as the ‘Best Construction & Engineering Company to Work For’ in the UK and have been recognised for our work with young people and veterans. Very recently, we were recognised in the prestigious ‘Best Places to Work 2023’ guide by The Sunday Times.