City of York Council have awarded a contract to Caddick Construction to build the first ever zero carbon homes at Duncombe Barracks in York.
The development comprises 34 Passivhaus dwellings; 8nr 2-bed, 9nr 3-bed, 6nr 4-bed terraced and 11 1-bed apartments. The homes will be well insulated with rooftop solar panels, including energy-efficient air-source heat pumps.
The buildings’ structure will be made of timber to keep the construction low-carbon and to Passivhaus certification.
There will also be a 600 sq ft ground floor commercial unit constructed to shell only.
External works include 19nr car parking spaces, bin and bicycle stores and landscaping to gardens and communal ginnels. There will be high-quality green spaces and tree-lined streets.