Bridport Cohousing, a pioneering development of affordable eco homes, has been shortlisted for two prestigious Inside Housing Development Awards.
The flagship development, called Hazelmead, is the UK’s largest cohousing project to date, comprising 53 eco-homes to buy and rent, the majority of which are affordable homes. It will be celebrating on 31 July with an initial opening event, providing stakeholders with an opportunity to see how this ambitious vision of sustainable living has been transformed into reality.
To celebrate the vision becoming reality the special opening event will be attended by MP for West Dorset, Chris Loder, and the Mayor of Bridport, Cllr Dave Bolwell.
As well as some of the original members and directors of Bridport Cohousing who have been instrumental in driving this site forwards, a host of leading housing specialists will be on-site on the day. They include Barefoot Architects, who worked with Bridport Cohousing members to design Hazelmead; CEPRO/HMCE, which provides the development’s solar-powered micro-grid; building contractor CG Fry; local authorities and representatives from Homes England. The South West-based charitable housing association BCHA will also be there for the event, they will own and manage the majority of homes.
This also provides a deserved opportunity to celebrate with everyone involved, knowing that Hazelmead has been shortlisted for;
- Best Development (0-100 homes)
- Best Affordable Housing Development (less than £10 million)
at the Inside Housing Development Awards 2023, which will take place in London on Friday 29 September.
The high-profile national awards champion teams, schemes and solutions that have made a positive impact on communities across the UK – celebrating the outstanding achievements of house builders, developers, landlords, architects and sustainability innovators.
BCHA is delivering 39 homes at Hazelmead, of which 26 will be for Social Rent and 13 for Shared Ownership, starting with a 25% share. Bridport Cohousing has delivered an additional 14 homes for Shared Equity with an 80% share and these were the first homes to be occupied.
Dorset Council’s Lead Member for Housing and Homelessness Graham Carr -Jones, said
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