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Capital Land purchase 212-acre site at Swindon’s New Eastern Villages development

04/01/2021

Swindon-based Capital Land has completed the purchase of 212 acres of land at New Eastern Villages (NEV) Great Stall East, a significant step in the largest and most important urban regeneration development in the UK.

The next round of detailed planning is in progress and plans are for work to commence on the site in 2022. The Great Stall East development will be approximately 20% of the NEV development and is set to include 1,550 homes, a secondary school, a park and ride, and a sports hub.

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Energy House 2.0

20/11/2020

Construction has started on the University of Salford’s Energy House 2.0.

The Energy House 2.0 is a £16 million home energy test laboratory in which research can be undertaken around energy use in homes/small buildings and measure precisely the effect different weather conditions have.

The facility will allow the University’s energy and environment academics to create snow, rain, wind and solar exposure in two giant closed chambers. The varying conditions will be able to go as low as -20°C all the way up to 40°C, replicating a wide range of different environments. The project is the largest of its kind in Europe and has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The University is building on their established buildings and energy efficiency research from the original Salford Energy House built in 2011.

With UK Government Policy in place to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 The Energy House 2.0 will be a major research facility for the UK. It will aid in giving insights on how insulation materials, smart energy products and batteries respond to different climate conditions. This information will inform industry on how to respond and build more energy efficient homes.

Find out more about Energy House 2.0 here: https://www.salford.ac.uk/news/energy-house-20-ground-broken-weather-control-energy-lab

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Swindon £100m+ Road Upgrades

18/11/2020

Swindon Borough Council will be spending more than £100m on eight major road schemes across Swindon.

Some of the road upgrades are in progress whilst others are expected to begin at the start of 2021 including crucial work for the construction of the 8,000+ homes at The New Eastern Villages. The link below shows detail of the major road schemes along with timeframes:

https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20136/transport_strategy/907/major_road_schemes

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