Supported accommodation for young people nominated for eco award (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Supported accommodation for young people nominated for eco award
6:43pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
A SMALL residential development in North Yorkshire has been shortlisted for a national housing award which celebrates the green social housing projects.
Castle Mews, a block of eight self-contained flats close to Richmond Castle, provides supported accommodation for young people in the area and a stepping-stone towards independent living.
The scheme has been nominated for sustainable smaller new housing project of the year at the Sustainable Housing Awards.
The scheme was developed for Broadacres and the YMCA with funding from North Yorkshire County Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.
Built by local contractor RBA Moody Bros, the project saw run-down and disused buildings demolished and replaced with modern, efficient homes, each with their own front door and the added security of someone on hand to help if needed.
One of its features of the development includes the use of combined heat and power (CHP) gas turbines to heat the apartments, allowing electricity to be generated on-site.
Thermal-efficient materials were also used including super insulation and solar efficient glass.
Award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London later this month.
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