Building firm adds to ‘green’ portfolio

IPSWICH-based Barnes Construction has hosted a visit by the area manager of the East of England Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to its innovative low-carbon Long Meadow housing development at Diss.

The scheme, being carried out for developer Crossover C-Zero, will provide affordable, sustainable housing for more than 100 local families when completed early next year.

Mike Goulding, the HCA’s area manager for Norfolk, went to see work in progress on the scheme which has received �3million in funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Low Carbon Investment Fund, plus an affordable housing grant worth �780,000 from the HCA.

Nick Fayers, managing director at Barnes Construction, said: “This is our first project for Crossover C-Zero, which has built a strong reputation as a pioneering developer of sustainable housing.

“Long Meadow underpins our increasing portfolio of work within the sustainable and social housing sectors.”