Nearly 180 Low-carbon Homes Are Being Built in Wolverhampton
City of Wolverhampton Council’s WV Living has started work to build 178 homes on the site of a former school in Bushbury, Wolverhampton. Housing Industry Leaders explores how the development will provide affordable and sustainable homes for local people.

Named Hampton Park after former Northicote School headteacher Sir Geoff Hampton, the Wolverhampton development will include 29 affordable rent, and 16 shared ownership homes.

WV Living has appointed GreenSquareAccord as a partner to deliver the low-carbon homes, consisting of a collection of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Eco-technology Will Be Used To Create Energy Efficient Properties

Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing at City of Wolverhampton Council, Councillor Bhupinder Gakhal, said: “I am delighted that we have reached this significant milestone at Hampton Park and see another WV Living development get underway.

“The designs that have been created will provide top quality, low-carbon homes for the city and developments with strong local links, which residents can be proud of.”

WV Living continues to support the overall house building programme in the City of Wolverhampton and deliver new homes people will love.

Eco-technology will be implemented in the building of these houses, with the eco-200 product range being used, with insulated and fully clad panels delivered to the site with external finishes attached.

Energy-efficient properties will be achieved through the technology and therefore will help reduce running costs, with minimum disruption for residents moving into the development.

The UK Must See More Sustainable Homes To Reach Net Zero

In addition to eco-technology being used, the construction will happen off-site. The off-site construction will mean that the homes can be built not just cleaner but quicker, with less waste compared to other traditional builds. The new homes are said to have great thermal performance and low-carbon, making the build more environmentally sustainable.

Managing Director at WV Living, Sally Saunders explained that seeing more sustainable homes in the area was needed: “We are delighted to be delivering sustainable homes in this part of Wolverhampton to meet much-needed demand. The homes are of exceptional quality and design and will transform the former school site into a truly desirable and attractive place to live.

“Our developments enhance and create communities, with well-designed good road and transport links to support people to live and work in the city, which will have real long-lasting benefits for the residents.

Whether you are a first-time buyer or moving up the property ladder, there is sure to be a home to suit you.

Another way in which the development aims to benefit the residents is that all homes at Hampton Park will be fitted with fire suppression systems, in line with WV Living’s fire safety pledge.

Councils Must Begin By Reducing Their Own Carbon Emissions

Becoming more sustainable is essential for Wolverhampton as the council declared a climate emergency in July 2019. To support national efforts to combat climate change, the City of Wolverhampton Council has said it is committed to reducing its own carbon emissions by 95 per cent by 2028.

Following public consultation, the council has set the target of achieving the same results for the city by 2041, in line with the region.