Springfield Meadows

New build



This development of 25 homes in South Oxfordshire uses an innovative timber-frame construction system, which includes hemp and lime. Panels are manufactured off-site using natural materials to minimise embodied carbon and other environmental impacts and to create healthy, high-performance living environments.

Residents enjoy a site that is integrated with the natural environment and offers shared community spaces including a wildlife pond and orchard. Social value is created by this integration with nature and also by virtue of the mixed-tenure basis of the development, meaning homes for private sale sit alongside almost an equivalent number for social rent.

Key Features

  • A mixture of tenure types in a small development: 9 homes for social rent and 16 for private sale
  • The development targets ‘better than net-zero’
  • Innovative off-site build-system uses all natural materials – timber, hemp and lime – to create a building which is a net carbon sink across its lifetime
  • Homes also target Passivhaus levels of operational performance, aiming for net-zero energy consumption thanks to provision of on-site renewable energy
  • The whole development also provides connection to nature with shared spaces and a focus on enhancing the natural environment for the benefit of residents and nature
Springfield meadows

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