Seven nominees are announced in competition to achieve Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes

The field of entrants in English Partnerships’ competition to build the first eco-village that can meet Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes – the Carbon Challenge - has been shortlisted to the following seven developers:

• Artisan H Ltd
• Barratt Homes Ltd
• Edward Ware Homes
• Gleeson Homes Ltd
• Places for People
• Taylor Wimpey Ltd
• Urban Splash (South-West) Ltd

The seven remaining competitors were selected as developers whom the panel believe best understand the opportunities that the 150 home site with its Grade II listed building presents, in addition to the aspirations of the Carbon Challenge.

English Partnerships’ Project Manager Jane Lomas said ““We were extremely pleased with the level of response to the PQQ and have chosen seven bidders who clearly demonstrated how to address the dichotomy of achieving Code Level 6 housing together with skilled preservation work in the context of a heritage building.”

The development site is Hanham Hall in Bristol. A 6.1 ha former hospital, it has been identified as the first site in the country potentially able to meet the criteria of the Carbon Challenge.