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Opening of largest Passive

House development in UK

A Passive House has a number

of environmental features that

means it rarely has to be

heated – and that heating bills

can cost as little as £13 a year.

So far, the scheme has won four

sector awards and been praised

as a beacon of sustainable


In June, we were incredibly proud to open the largest

residential Passive House scheme in the UK!

The £9 million project kicked

off in 2013 when the former

derelict allotment site was sold

by the Council for £1 to the

Saffron Lane Neighbourhood

Council. They then leased the

land to emh group, who has

created the 68 eco-friendly

homes for affordable rent that

will address priority housing

need in the area.

Speaking at the opening,

Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter

Soulsby said:

“This cutting-edge

development shows that

Leicester is leading the way for

environmentally sustainable

housing. The results are

something we can all be proud


Passive House

Passive House Institute