2011 - May 2011

Shirecliffe new homes completion – 10/05/11


The final properties have been handed over on the award winning Shirecliffe new homes development, with Henry Boot Construction completing the first new council housing project in Sheffield for over 20 years.

The 27 environmentally-friendly properties include photovoltaic roof panels and achieve the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, offering energy efficiency levels 56% above those required by the Building Regulations.

HBC also undertook a pilot project to bring one property up to Code Level 5, giving energy efficiency ratings of 100% and earning it a nomination for the RICS Pro-Yorkshire Awards.

The site team received recognition for their commitment to being a good neighbour from the Considerate Constructor’s Scheme, achieving a Gold Award, and Runner-up to the Most Considerate Site 2011.

The scheme also won a prestigious Housing Design Award in 2010 because its design offered regeneration to the whole neighbourhood for minimal investment by Sheffield City Council.

New build apartments, houses and bungalows were constructed on empty lots between properties on an existing council estate – the result is a facelift for the area and social housing stock that offers improved energy efficiency for the client.

The project began in March 2010, and final handovers were completed last week.

“Henry Boot Construction has been a very good neighbour to the people in Shirecliffe – they are a very responsible builder - investing their own funds to bring Plot 22 up to Code 5 is just one example of this because it benefits the client and Sheffield as a whole.”

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Burngreave Ward.

For more information contact:

Steve Allen
Business Development Manager