Sinclair Meadows is the first carbon negative social housing development in the UK comprising 21 units including 9 three-bedroom houses and 12 two-bedroom apartments for rent.
The scheme meets the community’s need for 100 per cent affordable housing while leading the way in the creation of truly sustainable homes.
The vision from the outset was to create a social housing development that would be the first to achieve carbon negativity. All partners investigated the renewable technologies and design approaches that would achieve this without impacting the usability of the homes.
The project sets a standard of what is achievable through sustainable design and construction and a number of research projects are currently in progress to provide valuable data to the industry. Innovation has been at the heart of the project, from the initial idea to create the UK’s first carbon negative social housing development through to the technologies selected and building materials used. Sinclair Meadows is home to one of the largest array of photovoltaic panels on domestic dwellings in the UK which reduces demand on traditional energy resources and exports excess energy back to the grid.
This scheme exceeds Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6, achieving carbon negativity.