Printworks Apartments is a 100% affordable housing development built using a low-energy construction approach, pushing the boundaries in terms of design, quality and energy efficiency.
At a glance
This award-winning development raised the bar for green living at the time of construction, with a 44% increase in energy efficiency using the pioneering construction solution ModernaHus.
- Architect: AHMM, Powell Dobson
- Contractor: Skanska
- 108 homes (65 shared ownership, 43 social rent)
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About Printworks Apartments
The project was the first in the UK to be constructed using Skanska’s ModernaHus construction concept, which involves the use of pre-cast concrete panels to reduce construction times and improve quality.
Printworks Apartments was named runner-up in the ‘Most Eco-Aware Project’ category at the First Time Buyer Awards in 2012.
Using a broad selection of eco-features, from water efficient fittings and energy-saving under-floor heating, to central biomass boilers, the scheme proved popular with buyers, with over 70% of the homes being reserved within the first six months.