John Dixon chartered architect
A large Housing development of some 145 dwellings for Gentoo Homes, located in Castletown, Sunderland.
Associated with the sheme was a new range of house types designed to exemplar standards of space, accessibility and sustainability. The house types incorporate all 16 points of the "Lifetime Homes" standard and Code for Sustainable Homes levels 3 and 4.
Solar hot water panels were utilised extensively to save energy. A number of units were also fitted with Photo Voltaic panels generating up to 2kWh per dwelling.