Local councillor visits pioneering low-carbon development

Labour Councillor for Sparkbrook and Balsall Heath East Ward and Cabinet Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods, Shabrana Hussain, recently visited our pioneering low-carbon development in Handsworth, Birmingham.

10th Feb 2022 - Developments
By  Sarah O'Leary

The Grosvenor Road development forms part of Project 80, an exciting project between Midland Heart, Tricas Construction, Birmingham City University and The Buildings Alliance which will see the first homes in the UK being built to meet the Government’s 2025 Future Homes Standard.

The 12 family homes will produce up to 80% less carbon than those built to current standards and the research will be used to inform future building policy.

Councillor Hussain was joined on the day by representatives from Birmingham City Council, Midland Heart and Tricas Construction, including Glenn Harris, Chief Executive of Midland Heart, and Tom Broadway, Managing Director of Tricas Construction.

It was great to meet Councillor Hussain and discuss how we can create more balanced and sustainable communities, achieve our low carbon plans and build more truly affordable homes for those who need them.

Glenn Harris, Chief Executive

Councillor Hussain said: “It is a priority for Birmingham City Council to make all its homes greener as part of our route to zero action plan to make Birmingham carbon neutral by 2030. This innovative project shows what can be achieved and I will be studying the results carefully to see how we can apply the lessons learnt to all new builds by the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust and our partners.”

The first residents are due to move into the homes in Spring this year.