Works have officially commenced on the ‘Sean Foster Apartment Scheme’ on North Kings Street. The 6 storey social housing scheme will comprise 30 apartments - 7 no.1-bedroom apartments; 18 no.2-bedroom apartments; 3 no.2-bedroom duplex apartments; and 2 no.3-bedroom apartments. Each apartment has dual aspect and is design with a private balcony. Four apartments have triple aspect. A shared private courtyard is located along the southern boundary of the site.
The new apartment scheme will be NZEB compliant. NZEB stands for “nearly zero energy building” and is a low energy design bench mark for buildings with very high energy performance. In addition, the very low amount of energy that is used is provided from renewable energy sources. NZEB buildings set standards for carbon performance in addition to energy performance. The design development of this scheme ensured careful consideration of a range of solutions to meet NZEB energy targets.