East Village has been recognised at this year’s prestigious What House? Awards coming among the top in the category for ‘Best Sustainable Development’.
Hosted on Friday at the Grosvenor House hotel, Mayfair, the What House? Awards, now in their 33rd year, are seen as the Oscars of the housebuilding industry.
4,000 residents now live in East Village and with surroundings and facilities including the excellent Chobham Academy of 1,800 students aged three to 18, state-of-the-art health centre and a host of new retailers set to open, it has lots to offer residents.
Designed by 16 world-renowned architects, sustainability informed all stages of the construction processes at East Village. All the homes are built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and new standards have been set for reducing environmental impact and carbon emissions. Energy is produced locally through Combined Cooling Heat (CCHP) Plants, which reduces carbon emissions by 68% compared to similar residential developments.
Further features include carbon saving insulation, designed to eliminate draughts and avoid fluctuating temperatures – saving over 183,000 tonnes of carbon annually. Homes at East Village also benefit from an on-site biomass power station that deliver renewable energy and heat to homes. This system has earned East Village high BREEAM ratings and a Level 4 in the Code for Sustainable Homes with East village being one of the single-largest residential developments to reach this level.
Adding to other accolades this year, including being named ‘Development of the Year’ at the 2014 RESI Awards, East Village now has numerous wins that celebrate skills in planning, high-quality housing and providing outstanding facilities. Offering both private rental homes with Get Living London and affordable housing through Triathlon Homes, East Village is raising the bar for modern residential developments.