Case study: College Way, Bilborough

The development provides a mix of two and three bedroom homes, including bungalows, to support the housing need of the area. The new homes have been designed for Nottingham Community Housing Association to achieve energy rating A.

There was a special focus to make these homes energy efficient, to reduce costs for the new residents. The new homes are completely gas-free, and fitted with air-source heat pumps and PV solar panels. A lot of thought has also gone into the design of the outdoor spaces to increase biodiversity, including wildflower plants, shallow ponds and hedgerows with fruit trees.

  • Tenure: Shared ownership and affordable rent
  • Location: Nottingham
  • Client: Nottingham Community Housing Association
  • Funding: Homes England and Nottingham Community Housing Association
  • Number of homes: 50
  • Completion year: 2023
  • Services provided by Pelham: Architectural services / Development services / Contract Management services

We are proud of this 'gas-free' development and delighted to see residents moving in. The design included low carbon technology, such as solar PV panels and heat pumps, and we used materials in a more energy efficient way to lower the carbon footprint of the homes.

Simon Henderson, Senior Architect at Pelham