A number of small office buildings owned by Elmbridge have been allocated for conversion, under Permitted Development rules, from office use to social housing.
Noviun Appointed for Elmbridge Schemes
All schemes are planned to meet or exceed the Nationally Described Space Standards, and will provide much needed, good quality accommodation for couples and families the Borough.
The first of these projects, Albemarle House in Thames Ditton has been successfully completed. The second scheme, Barnet House in Weybridge has been given the go-ahead and work is underway on the detailed design and tender package.
Elmbridge Borough Council has recently committed to achieving a zero carbon footprint by 2030. This project will be one of their first steps towards meeting this commitment.
Councillor Mary Marshall, Portfolio Holder for the Environment says:
“As a Borough Council we are well-placed, not just to reduce our own environmental impact but to help the whole borough become more sustainable. If we make the right policies and decisions we can help reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality, promote energy efficiency, reduce waste and more.”
“This declaration is only the beginning, we now need to develop our approach to identify the practical steps we need to make environmental sustainability business as usual for us. I look forward to presenting a report to full Council in February 2020 which outlines how we are going to achieve this.”
This statement by the council is another step forward in the challenge to be zero carbon by 2030. Noviun have recently signed up to a number of initiatives to fight the climate crisis including the LETI (London Energy Transformation Initiative) & Architects Declare.
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