CALNE LIVE/WORK (Westlea Housing Association)

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DEVELOPER
Westlea Housing Association

LOCATION
Cherhill, Calne

STAGE
Pilot, completed 2001

work-enabled INTEGER home

SCALE
1 three bedroom unit, 1 four bedroom unit, 115 square metres. Further 54 units, ranging from o­ne to four bedrooms, to be completed by end 2003

TENURE
Assured shorthold tenancy

FUNDING
Pilot funded by North Wiltshire District Council, via Agenda 21 - specialised funding as project uses sustainable forest timber and provides possibilities for home working in a rural location, Westlea HA. Larger scheme funded by HC development funds, Calne town council provided disused play area to be incorporated in site, district council provided some funding for solar panels for half the development

PARTNERS
As above

TARGET MARKET
Local people o­n Westlea’s waiting list and some o­n transfer list, open to environmental sustainability in living, eg recycling, appreciating low toxicity in paints etc

DEFINING FEATURES
First English pilot scheme of 2 INTEGER Intelligent and Green units, larger than usual to allow flexibility of space use for residents. Pilot scheme included £600 per unit internal cabling for telephony, computers, CCTV security and energy management to be available in every room. This was not repeated in the larger scheme. Space being used for variety of types of work

'We need some clarity o­n residential and business issues in terms of when you need a change of use. Perhaps people aren't very consistent in the way they are enforcing regulations' says Stephen Parker, Building Services Manager

CONTACT
Stephen Parker, Westlea Housing Association




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