Preet Kaur Gill, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston visited some of the first homes in the country to meet the Future Homes Standard, built and managed by Midland Heart in her constituency.
The 12 maisonettes in Edgbaston, part of Midland Heart’s ‘Project 80’, will use up to 80% less carbon than conventional homes during the build and life cycle of the properties. The homes use a combination of innovative building materials and technologies in delivering some of the most carbon efficient homes in the country.
Project 80 is an exciting partnership between Midland Heart, BM3 Architects, Tricas Construction, Birmingham City University and The Building Alliance. Project 80 is spread across two sites in Handsworth and Edgbaston.
Midland Heart’s Executive Director of Finance and Growth, Joe Reeves, said: “It’s a real pleasure to welcome Preet to our Project 80 development in Edgbaston. Midland Heart is keen to be at the forefront of future building standards that will serve to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. This is critical at a time when households are experiencing high fuel costs. We believe Project 80 is an exemplar of how to promote sustainable housing building whilst supporting tenants with affordable heat as well as affordable rent.”