|Property Name||Flat 1d, Forge Bank, Halton, Lancashire|
|Property Location||view map|
|Property Type||1 bedroom flat|
|For further information & viewings, contact||Lancaster Cohousing|
A one bedroom eco home in a cohousing project on a riverside site in Halton village, three miles from Lancaster. Designed to Passivhaus standard with many eco features. Ready for occupation mid 2012.
Passivhaus including triple glazing, heat recovery ventilation and very high levels of insulation.
Designed by award winning ecological architects, Eco Arc.
Space heating demand will be below 1000 kWh/annum, delivered by a single radiator and heated towel rail from a biomass district heating system.
Electricity will come from solar photovoltaic panels and a proposed hydro-electric scheme on the River Lune.
Shared facilities including common house enable residents to purchase a smaller home than they would otherwise want/need.
Pedestrianised street and flat, lit cyclepath to Lancaster.
Offices and workshops available on site in renovated mill if required – avoid the need to commute.
|Kitchen||4.0m x 3.2m|
|Lounge||3.8m x 2.5m|
|Bedroom 1||3.7m x 2.5m|
|Other Rooms||Open Plan Kitchen, Lounge and Dining Area|
Bathroom 2.0m x 1.9m
|Details of Heating||See further details below*|
|Average annual cost of utilities, electric, gas, oil, etc.||See below**|
|Ground Rent||See below ***|
|Details of any Accreditation or rating, e.g., BRE EcoHomes, SAP, NHER||CSH5****|
Small private terrace overlooking river, extensive shared gardens and woodland.
|Secure bicycle storage?||No|
|Nearest shop/Post Office||1km|
|Nearest leisure facilities||<1km|
|Nearest train station||5km|
|Nearest bus-stop to main town/city||<1km|
This property is one of 35 homes planned for the Lancaster Cohousing project, which aims to be a cutting edge example of sustainable design and living. Rather than purchasing the property, future residents become a member of Lancaster Cohousing and then contract the cohousing company to arrange the build of the house to the agreed design. The above details are subject to confirmation by Lancaster Cohousing.
The price includes a share in the Common House, with its big kitchen and dining area, guest bedrooms, laundry, play room etc.
Halton village is one of 22 ‘Low Carbon Communities’ in the UK and has a thriving Community Association with many facilities and activities. Lancaster has a strong cultural scene and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Details of Parking - Vehicle share scheme but no private parking.
*Details of Heating - Space heating requirement will be below 15 kWh/m2/annum, delivered by a single radiator and heated towel rail, from a wood-chip district heating system.
**Average cost of Utilities - Estimated at £50 for space heating, £25 for hot water and £300 for electricity.
***Ground rent/Service Charge - To be agreed by Residents' Association
****Passivhaus. Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5
For further info about this development you can visit - Lancaster Co-housing's Featured Green Development page for more information.
Details last updated: 2013-01-15 19:35:27
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