Gascoigne East – Phase 2
Transforming the east side of the 1960s Gascoigne estate into a modern, environmentally friendly community.
apartments during phase one of project
parking pays with electric charge points
Delivering a state of the art net-zero carbon retirement living village
Our team in the Midlands are delivering Millfield Green, a net-zero carbon project to deliver 200 apartments that will help tackle a major issue laid out in the South Bedfordshire Local Plan, which identified a need for 9,050 new dwellings for people over 55 years of age.
The first phase of the project, which we have been appointed to will see the delivery of 80 apartments at the centre of the sustainable village complex and one assisted living block that comprises six one- and two-bed apartments.
To be delivered for Inspired Villages, who manage a range of retirement villages, the project will also include the development of leisure and fitness facilities, including a bar, restaurant and entertainment suite and ancillary community space at the village’s centre. It will also include a swimming pool and sauna, gym, hairdresser, yoga deck, spa, bar and café, library, craft room, bike and buggy stores with charging points and an exercise studio.
A net-zero carbon project
The facility is being delivered to net-zero carbon specification. To achieve this, the building will benefit from ground source heat pumps, alongside on-site photovoltaics, improved building fabric and insulation, and mechanical heat vent recovery units to make it as energy efficient as possible.
Electric vehicle charging points will also be installed in 10% of parking bays - which will include 121 spaces in its first phase and 214 overall – with infrastructure in place to increase it to 100% once demand grows.
The sustainable ethos of the projects fits with our own environmental objectives. As part of the our ‘Now or Never 2030 sustainability strategy', we have pledged that own operations will be zero carbon in ten years and are aiming for our supply chain partners to be net zero carbon in operation by 2040, ten years ahead of the UK government’s target.