Published: 6th Aug 2019

Sheffield City Council with a representative from ENGIE. Sheffield City Council has announced it will invest in a £4.75m development of energy-efficient homes in the village of Hackenthorpe. The development will see 36 new affordable homes built on the village’s former Weakland estate, which was demolished in the early 2000s. The two, three and four-bedroom homes will be fitted with Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems to improve their energy efficiency. Four new apprentices will be employed for the project by the energy and services provider ENGIE, which has been awarded the contract to build the homes. Cllr Paul Wood, Sheffield City Council’s cabinet member for housing said: ‘It is great to breathe new life into these estates and so encouraging that they are so energy efficient. I am confident they will stand proudly at the heart of the Weakland estate. ‘I am committed to bringing … (To read the full article, subscribe below)