Preet Kaur Gill MP visits Project 80

We are delighted to welcome Preet Gill MP to our Project 80 development in Edgbaston.

14th Oct 2022 - Developments

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.”

Climate change is the defining issue of our time. The Labour Party is calling for a ‘Green Industrial Revolution” to not only mitigate the impact of climate change, but to deliver the green jobs and technology that will support our economy in the future. It’s great to see Midland Heart, a local business, leading the way and bringing the homes of the future to Edgbaston.

Preet Kaur Gill, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston