World Class Energy Efficient Homes Launch for Sale in Epsom

Five highly innovative new eco-friendly homes are launching for sale on 23rd June at Crest Nicholson’s Noble Park development in Epsom.

The homes at Noble Park are amongst the first in the country to be delivered under the AIMC4* banner and provide low energy, easy to maintain and cost effective homes for the future, which will deliver a lifelong solution for carbon reduction and lower domestic running costs for homeowners.

AIMC4 is a unique partnership that is researching, developing and pioneering the volume production of energy efficient homes of the future, as part of a consortium project which is supported by funding from the government-backed Technology Strategy Board**.

Noble Park is the only development within the consortium where the AIMC4 homes will have the added benefits of meeting all the elements of the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4*** which includes enhanced ecology, water conservation and energy efficiency. The homes also comply with the standards of ‘Secured by Design’ - the official UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of ‘designing out crime’.

Commenting on the launch, Christine Tiernan, Sales & Marketing Director, Crest Nicholson South, said: “It is very exciting to have these innovative new homes launching for sale at Noble Park. What makes them so desirable is that, rather than being of a highly contemporary design which one might expect with such eco-friendly homes, these homes are traditionally designed, in keeping with the local vernacular. They sit beautifully within the Park conservation area. It’s behind the façade that these homes are different.

“The homes have been designed with careful thought as to how people wish to live, to provide pleasing, comfortable and functional spaces. Behind the traditional façade modern technologies and materials provide comfortable and contemporary living space. The designs optimise space and light with the flexibility of Lifetime Homes**** design built in to allow adaptation in the future.

“Thanks to triple glazing, energy efficient lighting and state of the art boilers and appliances coupled with innovative construction technologies, residents can also benefit from lower expenditure on energy and water whilst emissions from the properties will be dramatically reduced.

“We’re expecting high levels of interest in these homes as there’s currently little else like them on the market anywhere in the country - they really are something special.”

The AIMC4 plots at Noble Park incorporate traditional architecture and comprise one four-bedroom and four three-bed townhouses.

Once the homes are finished, they will be monitored and evaluated by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to ensure that homeowners get maximum benefit from these uniquely desirable homes.

Noble Park comprises a mix of new and refurbished homes in the grounds of an Edwardian hospital building, located within a conservation area surrounded by green space and park land.

Tours of the show homes and the innovation zone will be taking place on 30th June and 1st July. To make an appointment to view the homes or for further information, please contact the sales and marketing suite on 0870 751 3958 or visit www.crestnicholson.com/noblepark/home.aspx

* About AIMC4 AIMC4 is a £6.4m project, with £3.2m investment from the consortium partners, matched with £3.2m from the Government-backed Technology Strategy Board. The consortium comprises five members: developers, Stewart Milne Group, Crest Nicholson Plc and Barratt Developments Plc; plus H+H UK Ltd; and the BRE • A widely applicable Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 (Energy) range of design solutions to deliver carbon efficient homes by optimising the fabric of the building. • A new industry innovation process map to facilitate the accelerated development of materials, components and systems including the manner in which they are incorporated into the build process; • A significantly improved, and in some areas newly created, UK supply chain capable of delivering a selection of innovative products to support the AIMC4 fabric first’ approach to Code Level 4 (Energy); • A variety of build systems, capable of volume delivery within the UK market (timber, masonry and SIPS – structured insulated panel systems; • Sixteen innovative homes, with ‘as built’ and ‘as lived in’ monitored performance, to begin the process of creating a database to inform mainstream volume production; • Reduced construction costs to achieve viable, easy to use and market Code Level 4 homes (Energy) based on a fabric first solution, on a volume scale, through advances in design, process change and new product technology.

www.aimc4.com

** About the Technology Strategy Board The Technology Strategy Board is the UK’s innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting and accelerating the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major societal challenges and help build the future economy. For more information please visit www.innovateuk.org

*** About Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 (energy) Code levels pertaining to energy require a Dwelling Emission Rate (DER) a certain percentage higher than the Target Emission Rate (TER) as set in Part L1A of the Building Regulations. Code level 4 requires 25% DER improvement over 2010 Part L1A TER standards **** About Lifetime Homes Lifetime Homes are designed to make life as easy as possible, for as long as possible by providing accessible and adaptable accommodation for everyone at any stage in life.

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