InsideOut and Gold Property Developments won a gold award for Best Sustainable Development at the 2020 WhatHouse Awards, for its Fairbrook Grove – A Passivhaus Woodland Community, a 14 unit Passivhaus Scheme in Kent.
The landscape-led Passivhaus development which is due for completion in early 2021, was praised by the judges for its commitment to creating outstanding, sustainable dwellings “This development by Gold Property Developments is exemplary for a number of reasons. The developer and its architect, InsideOut has put in the effort where it matters most, the basic fabric of the building, which, when completed, will meet the exemplary Passivhaus standard. In addition, the design of the homes is of the highest quality, and a lot of consideration has gone into the typologies to ensure that they are appealing to customers, without having a large negative impact on the planet.”
A development with landscape and community at its core, InsideOut designed Fairbrook Grove in such a way that all properties open up into a communal central woodland – a place for children to play and a community to thrive.
Speaking about the award, Gold Property Developments Managing Director, Philip Todd said “Winning Gold for THE BEST SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT category in the What House Award’s is an enormous achievement that we are extremely proud of. Especially as the future of sustainable housing is something that we are all very passionate about!
It has been a privilege to be involved with Inside Out Architects and their incredible design for the 14 Passivhaus’ at Faversham. The homes are built with natural materials, are incredibly energy efficient, south facing and are perfect for those families yearning to be in touch with nature.
It has been a pleasure to work alongside our main contractors Southmill Ltd who have used high-quality craftsmanship to transform this landscape led, sustainably designed development into a reality. – A peaceful and safe environment for family life.
After the enormous amount of hard work put in by both Gold Property Developments and the wider project team we are honoured to have received such a prestigious accolade and would like to thank What House for their recognition of our scheme.”