Partnership to deliver 220 affordable ‘Passivhaus’ homes for London Borough of Newham


Posted 18/05/2022

Higgins is working in partnership with the London Borough of Newham to create 223 affordable ‘Passivhaus’ homes across three new developments.

The developments at Greenhill Centre, John Street and Hathaway Crescent have been designed with high levels of sustainability and energy efficiency and will meet ‘Passivhaus’ standards to ensure increased thermal comfort, improved indoor air quality and low energy bills for residents.

Steve Leakey, Managing Director for Higgins Partnerships comments, “Building on our long successful relationship with London Borough of Newham it is great that we can now go some way to helping reduce the risk of fuel poverty and environmental impact by providing these much-needed energy efficient affordable homes for local residents. We look forward to starting work shortly on the new developments and welcoming future residents to their new homes.”

Greenhill Centre, Newham
The stylish new development has been designed to reflect the surrounding architecture and will provide 81 new homes within three blocks, mixed of affordable tenure. Existing mature trees enhance the generous communal garden to the north of the development and a new replacement gym will also be provided for the local community.

John Street, Plaistow
70 new affordable rent homes for local residents will be delivered as part of this new development, of which 40% are designed as larger family homes. The development has been designed to bring daylight and sunlight into the scheme, with corner balconies for the apartments and generous rooftop terraces for the townhouses. A spacious linear garden at the centre of the site will also be created for residents to enjoy along with an expanded pocket park along the eastern side, with new trees planted within the development. Cycling will also be encouraged with 129 cycle spaces being provided.

Hathaway Crescent, Newham
72 high quality, affordable homes will be created on an existing estate, all of which will be designed to achieve net zero carbon through the ‘Passivhaus’ standard using air source heat pumps, mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) and solar panels. As well as the new homes, the development will also provide improvements to Hathaway Crescent Park including landscaping, play equipment and an outdoor hub.