Case Study

Springfield Meadows

Springfield Meadows is a small residential development in Oxfordshire that delivers net zero for both embodied and operational energy.

The development of 25 homes by GHA member Ssassy Property aiming to achieve net zero in use through energy demand reduction measures and solar PV.

The scheme utilises natural materials such as the Biond hemp-lime system to achieve net zero carbon in construction.

Enhancing biodiversity and the protection of wildlife is also a key aim, achieved through the creation of shared outdoor spaces, a wildflower meadow, orchard and pond.

  • The project has followed GHA member Bioregional’s One Planet Living® framework and has had its One Planet Action Plan endorsed as a Global Leader in One Planet Living by Bioregional.
  • All homes will have net zero energy consumption in use with on-site solar photovoltaics and a connection to green electricity supply when needed.
  • The embodied carbon from construction is net zero and will save an estimated 1,250 tonnes of emissions.
  • Waste created during the construction process is diverted from landfill and is recycled or recovered.

Key information

  • Project name: Springfield Meadows
  • Location: Southmoor, Oxfordshire
  • Project type: New Build
  • Sector: Residential
  • No. of dwellings: 25 homes (16 privately owned, 9 affordable)
  • Key dates: February 2019 (Start), February 2020 (Occupation), June 2021 (Completion)

Project team

  • Client: Ssassy Property
  • Architect/designer: Greencore Construction
  • Developer: Ssassy Property
  • Contractor: Greencore Construction
  • Engineers/consultants: Greengauge

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Photo credits: Ssassy Property