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Eco-friendly homes set the standard for Sheffield

Eco-homes set the standard for Sheffield

A regeneration partnership is setting the green standard for Sheffield, with a £5.5m project to construct 35 new eco-friendly homes.

Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) is working with energy and regeneration specialist EQUANS to create the 19 three and four bedroomed houses and 16 two bedroomed apartments at Norfolk Park. The homes will be available for sale on the open market.

EQUANS is the new brand for global energy company ENGIE’s regeneration and services-led activities.

The properties will feature electric vehicle charging points and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to help residents live a modern and green lifestyle, whilst also contributing to Sheffield City Council’s target to be a zero carbon city by 2030.

The Energy Saving Trust estimates a typical 3.5-kWp PV panel system could reduce the average energy bill by up to £310/year.

Norfolk Park has a rich history and has benefitted from significant investment in recent years, with its surrounding parklands and proximity to the city centre making it an attractive place to live.

Eco-friendly homes set the standard for Sheffield
Illustrative layout of the site

Nathan Brough, Regional Director at EQUANS, said: “It’s great to be working alongside SHC once more and our proven partnership is making a big difference in transforming housing across Sheffield.

“The environmentally-friendly features of this scheme will really set the standard for future housing across the city. Together, we’re proud to be leading the way and creating much-needed new homes.”

Steve Birch, Project Director with SHC, said: “This is an exciting project and we are pleased to be developing properties which have a number of green credentials that benefit the buyer, the city and the wider environment. The provision of affordable, modern, quality homes is a priority, but we also take our environmental responsibility seriously and are keen to support the continued growth of Sheffield, which is known as the greenest city in the UK.”

Work is due to start on site this month with the properties released for sale in 2022.

EQUANS and SHC recently won Public Private Collaboration of the Year at the Insider Property Industry Awards 2020 alongside partner Sigma. The accolade was awarded for the creation of 333 properties at Prince’s Gardens, The Manor, and East Hill, near the city centre of Sheffield. 

About EQUANS UK & Ireland

EQUANS brings together ENGIE’s UK & Ireland services-led activity under a new brand.  All of ENGIE’s UK & Ireland activity in technical services & facilities management, energy efficiency and regeneration are now part of EQUANS – along with our specialist energy related capabilities: in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Formed by ENGIE Group in July 2021, EQUANS is a new global market leader in the sector with 74,000 employees, leveraging over 200 years of expertise. It has revenues of €12 billion and a presence in 17 countries, mostly across Europe but also with significant interests in North America, Latin America and Australasia.

With the mission to connect, power and protect, to build an efficient, safe and connected world – EQUANS combines its expertise to empower businesses and communities to fully embrace the energy, digital and industrial transitions that are reshaping the way we use energy, as well as move, work and live.

EQUANS is part of the ENGIE Group, which globally employs 170,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues €55.8 billion in 2020.

To find out more visit us at engie.co.uk/equans