Assael’s plans for zero-carbon homes in Hampshire revealed

Assael Architecture and sustainability-focused developer Green Construct have submitted a planning application for nine zero-carbon homes on a site in Liphook, Hampshire. 

The team’s shared vision for Meadowside is to build high-quality, zero-carbon homes next to the River Wey in Hampshire. 

Following design and development consultations with local residents, The River Wey Trust and East Hants District Council, Assael and Green Construct have created a sophisticated design strategy to build the zero-carbon homes. Using cutting edge technologies, such as air source heat pumps, efficient fabrics and materials to minimise thermal bridging, and PV solar panels on every south-facing roof, the homes will deliver for both residents and the environment.

Assael has combined sustainability and contemporary design to create the collection of new houses. For the exterior, black timber cladding and blue-grey zinc roofs give the homes a decidedly modern aesthetic without drawing attention away from the surrounding natural environment, and timber was chosen due to its renewable, biodegradable and carbon-efficient merits. The properties include bike storage, a recycling facility and full-height glass doors that will open up onto the private landscaped rear gardens. 

Stephen Willmore, associate director at Assael Architecture, said:

“Meadowside is a real opportunity to create first-class, innovative, and highly sustainable properties that will enhance the already naturally abundant Liphook environment. Our vision is for Meadowside to help start a step change in architecture towards creating sustainable and zero-carbon new build homes here in the UK.”

Roger Hayes, director at Green Construct said: 

“We are delighted with our design partners, Assael Architecture, and the whole professional team. We are proud to be at the forefront of Britain’s sustainable housing revolution and we hope Meadowside will be something local people are proud of and a beacon for the future of zero-carbon homes.”


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