St. Modwen has unveiled plans to develop up to 350 new all-electric, carbon-negative homes at a former car factory site in Birmingham.
The homes, on the historic MG Rover site that was once home to the MINI, will be powered by a dedicated smart grid, with electricity supplied and tracked across a network of homes to ensure they are gas-free.
The latest construction techniques and renewable technologies such as solar panels and heat pumps will also be used in the homes, which will be designed to produce more energy than they consume.
The company estimates they could help reduce a home’s energy bills by 76% when compared with a standard new-build home.
Sarwjit Sambhi, CEO of St. Modwen said: “Every organisation needs to be taking steps to deliver more sustainable products and services but at St. Modwen we have taken leaps, by introducing carbon-negative homes and smart grid powered developments.
“We’re proving that greener homes can be delivered at commercial scale, something which is not just the right thing for the environment but also allows us to meet the demand of our customers.”