Norfolk Park Green Homes
In parallel with the Eco-Tower scheme in London, the Environment Trust asked Techniker to look at low-rise housing in Sheffield. Forty seven affordable green homes have been built on a brown-field site adjacent to the Supertram route. Open front and back elevations are clad in timber; solid party walls are rendered and receive pre-cast floor planks. Window openings are modulated on load-bearing walls to fully exploit their lateral strength, reducing the need for wind-posts. The trust has involved Sheffield Rebuild in the design process, drawing in local skills to deliver a housing scheme with green credentials.