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Published: 2 May 2024

Colville Road Phase 3 recognised as CCS National Site Awards

We are delighted to announce that Colville Road Phase 3 has been named a bronze winner at this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards.

The awards recognise exceptional sites, organisations and individuals who have demonstrated commitment to the Code of Considerate Practice in the areas of community, environment, and workforce.  They are also one way to support and drive positive change in the construction industry.

At Colville Road Phase 3, CIP is delivering 48 new council-rented homes and four new commercial units. Designed by BPTW following consultation with the local community, it features a variety of one and two-bedroom council-rented apartments and three-bedroom council-rented homes.

The new homes are being built to high sustainability standards, eliminating gas usage entirely and meeting national guidelines for space.

The homes have been designed to a ‘fabric first’ approach with increased insulation and air tightness to keep them as energy-efficient as possible, with heating provided through electrical Air Source Heat Pumps instead of gas, providing low-carbon heating.

Mechanically ventilated heat recovery systems in each property also ensure a healthy flow of air throughout the home, and photovoltaic panels will generate further electricity for the development.

Additional sustainable features include green roofs, which will be installed on the flat roofs to increase thermal mass, support the ecosystem, and enhance biodiversity on the site alongside the landscaping. A sustainable drainage system will aid the existing surface sewer system and allow a more even distribution of drainage.

The existing green space, which is fundamental for the health and wellbeing of local residents and the character of the High Street, is being retained and improved as part of the development. Rain gardens will also be created along the High Street to reflect those already on the other side of the road. Other features include attractive grasses, perennials, and shrubs, which will be used at the frontage of the southern space to provide bio-diverse planting within the car parks to break up the hard standing and soften the landscape.

High levels of cycle storage will be included, along with electrical vehicle charging points, to encourage more sustainable modes of transport.