An innovative development of hi-tech, energy efficient homes is coming to Swindon, with Stonewater teaming up with its partner, The Space Quantum Company, to transform a former Ministry of Defence brownfield site.
The development, situated at Langton Park in Wroughton, Swindon, will comprise 18 homes – a mix of affordable houses and flats.
The scheme is backed by £1.14 million funding from Homes England, while Swindon Borough Council is also supporting Stonewater, which has appointed agent Taylor Lewis to work closely with The Space Quantum Company and its MMC Partner Holistic Housing Solutions. Between them, they will 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 properties will include a range of new technologies to lower their carbon output by around 70%, with large elements of the construction carried out off-site.
All homes will be fitted with 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, and can be controlled via a mobile app, providing residents with the ability to change their settings any time either from the home or remotely.
In addition to the energy and water-efficient designs, the homes will exceed fire safety and soundproofing building standards.