The Beechwood West estate forms the first step in Swan Housing Association’s 10-year development plan for Basildon. The new neighbourhood of 251 family houses, is designed to bring affordable, custom-built homes to the popular commuter centre. Pollard Thomas Edwards has created a variety of designs which buyers can choose from. Once selected, the homes are constructed at scheme partner, NU living’s, factory using modular approaches.
Swan Housing Association is aiming to reduce the operational CO2 emissions of each of its properties to 2.6 tonnes per year by 2021. This will be achieved by taking a fabric-first approach to the construction of new homes and implementing retrofit measures on existing properties, such as replacing boilers, windows, doors and roofs. With this commitment in mind, Kingspan Kooltherm K110 was specified for use in the houses with recessed entrances, in order to effectively insulate the spaces above.