The energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE has announced the completion of 19 eco-friendly homes in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
ENGIE has built the 19 five-bedroom properties for Oldham Council as part of the £4 million Primrose Bank project, providing affordable homes for families in the borough.
The homes are were built with energy efficiency in mind with all 19 homes obtaining Energy Performance Certificate (A) ratings.
Steve Gregory, head of new build at ENGIE UK & Ireland (North West) said: “I’m delighted that we’ve safely and successfully delivered all 19 houses and created a thriving new neighbourhood of affordable accommodation for families in the town.
“It’s been great to continue our partnership with the council and build on the regeneration of the area that ENGIE has been involved with for a number of years. With our commitment to creating high-quality, sustainable new homes, we were pleased to bring our expertise to this development.”
Each of the 19 homes at Primrose Bank features renewnable energy equipment including photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, battery storage, dual supplies with “Economy 7” technology for hot water and thermal store water, and electrical storage heating.
Each property also has its own Wi-Fi unit that monitors energy usage, ensuring the most effective use of renewable and stored energy and helping to reduce the home’s carbon emissions.
The smart technology has been fitted as part of the RED WoLF (Rethink Electricity Distribution Without Load Following) project – an EU-funded programme in which Oldham Council is a key partner.
Cllr Hannah Roberts, cabinet member for housing at Oldham Council, said: “It has been wonderful to see families moving into these new homes. This type of low-energy home is exactly what Oldham, and the country, needs both now and in the future.
” We were lucky to receive funding as one of six pilot schemes to be able to provide all the technology, and long-term funding is vital to be able to build more homes like this to support our ambition for a carbon neutral borough by 2030.
“ENGIE delivered the build despite the challenges of the pandemic and Oldham Council has been able to offer good homes to families who had been waiting for some time.”
Image: Homes at ENGIE’s Primrose Bank development in Oldham, Greater Manchester. Credit: ENGIE.