09 Oct
Joint Venture Sustainable Project in Dorset

WELLING PARTNERSHIP has started on site with this new community-led affordable co-housing project being built to the AECB Building Standard at Mead Lane, Bridport. The members of Bridport Cohousing have invested a great deal of time to bring this opportunity to fruition and are thrilled to have reached this significant milestone.

The project delivers 53 new homes fully embracing the principles of community living to a refreshing modern design that respects the rural setting of the project. The project is one of the largest co-housing schemes in the country. Welling Partnership is appointed as Employer’s Agent and Principal Designer for Bridport Cohousing and Bournemouth Churches Housing Association who are working together on this project as a joint venture.

Meeting the AECB Building Standard will deliver high performance homes using widely available technology to reduce overall CO2 emissions by up to 70%. Using a fabric first methodology the homes make the most of passive and low-energy design with triple glazing, MVHR ventilation, air source heat pumps for hot water, and, a site wide community ESCO generating low cost electricity via PV arrays. The result will be sustainable low energy, low carbon homes with high levels of air tightness offering a significant running cost advantage to the future residents as well as making a meaningful and positive contribution to human and planetary health.