Graylingwell Park scoops two awards
Double award success for UK's largest carbon neutral
Graylingwell Park has won 'Best
Low or Zero Carbon Initiative' at the Housebuilder Awards
hot on the heels of winning the 'Sustainable Large Social
Housing Project of the Year' at Inside Housing magazine’s
Sustainable Housing Awards.
The Chichester-based development will be the UK’s largest
carbon neutral scheme.
Graylingwell Park’s superb credentials as the UK’s largest
carbon neutral development have been applauded at both the
Housebuilder and the Sustainable Housing Awards.
The flagship development in the heart of Chichester scooped the
top title as ‘Best Low or Zero Carbon Initiative’ at the
Housebuilder Awards just a week after winning ‘Sustainable
Larger Social Housing Project of the Year 2010’ at Inside Housing
Magazine’s Sustainable Housing Awards.
The joint project by Affinity Sutton, Linden
Homes and the Homes & Communities Agency is transforming
an 85-acre former hospital site less than a mile from Chichester
city centre into a new destination and much sought after
The scheme, set in a parkland setting, will
offer 750 new and converted homes when complete, including 300
affordable homes, along with community amenities including artists’
studios, allotments for residents to grow their own food, a farm
shop, gallery space and creative business office space, all managed
by a Community Development Trust. It is estimated the scheme will
create around 200 jobs for local people.
Some 622 mature trees have been retained and
1428 new trees, including fruit trees, are being planted at the
scheme. Residents are encouraged to make the most of cycle routes
and car clubs provided to preserve this ‘green’
Many of the new homes, designed by architects John Thompson
& Partners, have photovoltaic roof panels and high levels of
insulation. Heating is provided by a central heating and power
plant, all appliances are energy efficient and the homes are
expected to use around a third less water than usual, keeping
energy bills to a minimum. The scheme will meet net zero carbon for
the whole development, Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, Code 6
for Energy, and EcoHomes Excellent on all refurbished
Mark Perry, Commercial Director of Affinity Sutton, comments:
“Graylingwell Park sets the benchmark for sustainable living and
this double award success is testament to our desire to provide a
limitless environment for a diverse and vibrant
There is a variety of ways people can become part of this brand
new community. First time buyers who might not otherwise be able to
afford their own home in the Chichester area have the chance to buy
one here through Affinity Sutton’s shared ownership scheme.
For those who qualify, homes are available for as little as
£62,500 for a 25 per cent share. For more
information, please call 020 8313
0660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, view Affinity Sutton's
Shared Ownership homes in Graylingwell Park online.
Homes are also available to purchase outright, with prices
currently starting from £264,995 for a two-bedroom home, ready to
move in for Christmas. For further sales information please call
Linden Homes on 01243 781494 or visit the