This scheme of 75 new affordable rent homes started on site in July 2021. It is due to complete in phases from November 2022 to January 2024.
The development consists of eight one-bed maisonettes, four two-bed semi-detached bungalows, 30 two-bed semi-detached houses, 29 three-bed semi-detached/terraced houses and four four-bed semi-detached houses
The new homes are perfectly located to existing homes by Accent, situated to the east of Hempsted, within the existing urban area of Peterborough where Accent has a total of 1,872 homes in management. The varying property types will mean we will have a range of affordable housing options for residents.
Hempsted is a well-established community, benefitting from a local centre which supports a range of local retail outlets including a convenience store, formal playing fields and play areas. Peterborough and its railway station are both within approx. 2.5 miles. The A15 and A1(M) are also located just over 3 miles from the development.
The homes will be built by Burmor Construction working alongside James Garner Architecture who is the design architect and in partnership with Peterborough City Council.
Two of the bungalows have been designed to meet Part M4(Category 3) of the current Building Regulations. Homes built to this standard are considered 'wheelchair user dwellings' and are ready to be adapted further to suit the needs of a specific resident.
Twenty-one of the homes will meet Part M4 (Category 2) of the current building regulations. Homes built to this standard are considered 'accessible and adaptable dwellings’, potentially suitable for a wide range of occupants.
All the properties have been designed to be highly energy efficient using a “Fabric First” approach which will result in each home will achieve an Energy performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘A’.
These will be the first homes built by Accent using the LoCal Homes Eco 100 series traditional timber frame open panel system. This system has increased thermal performance with lower u-values over traditional construction.
Photo Voltaic (PV) panels will be installed on every roof which will reduce the energy costs for Accent’s residents, helping to tackle fuel poverty.
The new homes will be part funded by Homes England Strategic Partnership (Wave 2) in order to deliver the Government’s agenda for new homes.