Project 80

We’re really proud to be leading this pioneering project, working alongside our partners, and welcoming new residents to this unique development.

What is Project 80?

The UK's set a legally binding target to bring all its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Construction is a big contributor to this, so the Government will introduce new Building Standards, known as the Future Homes Standard, in 2025.

Project 80 is an initial development of 12 homes in Birmingham that meets the Future Homes Standard three years ahead of schedule. We're also building a further 12 maisonettes in the city that will meet this Standard.

These developments are believed to be the first of its kind in the country and the average home will have 80% less carbon emissions than one built now. 

The houses look like traditional brick construction however, the methods of construction and the materials used have been innovatively developed and applied to improve the thermal efficiency of the properties.

Chris Miller, Director of Development, at Midland Heart

We're working with a number of organisations on Project 80, including:

  • Local building contractors, Tricas
  • Academic researchers from Birmingham City University
  • The Building Alliance
  • Building products suppliers and specialist contractors
  • Architects

We're excited to welcome our first residents in Spring 2022 and they'll play an important role in Project 80.

As some aspects of living in these homes will be different, we’ll provide user guides and gather their feedback to understand the impact of living in new, more thermally efficient and environmentally friendly homes.

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