Gallery: Sinclair Meadows: Residents Move Into the UK’s First Carbon-Ne...

South Shields recently became home to what may well be the most environmentally conscious street in Britain. The not-for-profit Four Housing Group has designed and built Sinclair Meadows - a carbon negative development that consists of 21 residences. Designed with the well-being of its residents in mind, the project prized the long-term benefits of green building over short-term profit-making - and the model could prove to be an interesting template for future urban designs. Best of all, the team believes that the carbon footprint from the construction will be negated within just three years.

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  1. Joseph Gross March 12, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful goal, but I wonder if you can both, have enough rain water and have sufficient sunlight in the same locale? I look forward to following this site, learning more about your products and seeing your long term results. I’ll be building my own home in three years upon retirement and I am always looking for new ideas.

  2. Trevor Hawes March 7, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Shame that they made it all look for boring, and colourless, with what looks like scaffolding on the outsode for balconies! How many parking spaces are allotted for each flat/apartment? I suspect not enough – but do tell! What about room sizes? I expect they are tiny boxes like most new-builds in the UK. One reason to leave to the UK!

  3. Mary Orme March 7, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Good idea but sure the architects could have come up with prettier looking houses and surely the shed could have been put in the back garden instead of the front

  4. Guy F Coolin October 8, 2012 at 10:10 am

    the company and staff of windsor ont, applaud you…gods of symetry , planet first technogy is so there now.. iqrespiratory and principals are endeavourint to syntax similar models here in our region…. thx for being there…

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