North Luffenham, Rutland

Working with housing associations.


The project

Completed: 2009

Homes: Two 1-bedroom flats, two 2-bedroom houses, and one 3-bedroom house for rent, and two 2-bedroom houses and two 3-bedroom houses for shared ownership.

Architects: Jefferson Sheard Architects

Funding: HCA, Spire Homes

Features: The properties were constructed using the Westframe timber frame solution, a sustainable modern method of construction, and all have air source heat pumps for their heating and hot water, keeping fuel costs and carbon emissions low.

The story

This much needed affordable housing scheme on an exception site in a Rutland village was enabled by Midlands Rural Housing working in partnership with Spire Homes.

Most of the operatives working on the scheme were Rutland or Leicestershire residents, and wherever possible materials were sourced from local builders’ merchants. 94% of construction waste from the site was recycled.