South-west contractor ISG Pearce has been awarded a contract to provide the city of Exeter with its first new council houses in 20-years.
ISG Pearce has been commissioned to deliver 18 new energy efficient Passivhaus homes for the council after an initial trial of three was completed earlier this year.
The three flats making up Rowan House in Sivell Place were among the first social housing accommodation in the UK to be built using the Passivhaus method.
The new homes will be built in the city’s Merlin Crescent development, and are among the 50 Passivhaus schemes currently underway in the UK.
ISG Pearce’s director of affordable housing Steve Cains said the design would reduce heating costs by about 75 per cent, helping to deliver “significant whole life cycle cost benefits to the resident and Exeter City Council.”