Civil and structural engineering company BSP Consulting has completed work on Derwent Living’s first Level 5 Code for Sustainable Homes development.
The low carbon scheme at Mickleover in Derby has now been officially opened by film director Ken Loach, Derby North MP Chris Williamson and the Mayor of Derby, Councillor Les Allen.
The properties come with a number of eco-technologies as standard, and features include new environmentally friendly construction methods such as insulated render walls and triple glazed windows with carbon neutral wooden frames. Other features include photovoltaic panelling, hot water solar panelling, rainwater harvesting and highly efficient A-rated eco-gas boilers.
A Level 5 rating is one of the highest ratings available under the Code for Sustainable Homes, which is an environmental impact rating for housing in England and Wales.
BSP Consulting, with offices in Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Sheffield, was civil and structural engineer for the development at Vicarage Road which consisted of one three-bed house, two two-bed houses and four two-bed apartments.
“BSP Consulting has experience of working on Level 4, 5 and 6 Code homes, and we were delighted to work with Derwent Living on such a low carbon scheme,” said Jef Todd, business development director at BSP.
“It has a lower environmental impact than many housing schemes and will also have lower energy bills in the future, which is good news for the tenants.”
Partners involved in the Vicarage Road project were the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA), Derby City Council, developers Lindum Sturgeon, WT Partnership and Franklin Ellis Architects.
BSP Consulting provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents.
Its services include civil, structural, environmental, transportation and geotechnical engineering.
The company was launched in Nottingham in 1999 and its offices are in Oxford Street, Nottingham, Pride Park, Derby, De Montfort Street, Leicester and Vincent House, Solly Street, Sheffield.