New Hi-Tech Affordable Homes in Swindon
Stonewater and its partner, The Space Quantum Company, are teaming up to build an innovative development of hi-tech, energy-efficient affordable homes in Wiltshire.
The scheme is being built on a former Ministry of Defence brownfield site and will comprise of 18 homes – a mix of affordable houses and flats at Langton Park in Wroughton, Swindon.
Stonewater is working in partnership with Swindon Borough Council to deliver the homes, which is also being supported by £1.14 million Homes England funding.
To develop these homes, Stonewater and appointed agent Taylor Lewis is working closely with The Space Quantum Company, and its MMC Partner, Holistic Housing Solutions, to create a bespoke ‘Stonewater Home’ that will be designed to its own specification.
Charlotte Brace, head of development (special projects) at Stonewater, said: “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with The Space Quantum Company on this exciting scheme, which will enhance the area while providing much-needed affordable homes for local people. Langton Park will be a high quality, attractive development of stylish homes featuring a host of innovative technology designed to improve residents’ quality of life, cut their energy bills and reduce their impact on the environment.”
The specially designed properties, featuring construction components made off-site, will include a range of new technology to lower their carbon footprint by around 70 per cent.
They will have solar panels for heating and hot water, infra-red radiant heating systems, low-energy LED lighting and smart technology to control heating, lighting, security, and safety measures.
This artificial intelligence (AI) technology will work through a network of sensors throughout each property, combining virtual assistant voice control and a mobile app, so settings can be changed at any time from the home or remotely.
As well as being designed to reduce energy and water consumption, the homes will exceed fire safety and soundproofing building standards.