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HCA to appoint consultants for 100 eco-homes in next few months

Architects will be appointed to design 100 houses at an eco-town in Hampshire after a site was bought by the Homes and Communities Agency.

One hundred zero-carbon homes are planned for the Quebec Barracks site, one of the first stages of a planned 4,000 home eco-town.

A spokesman for the HCA said consultants would be appointed in the next few months to prepare a planning application by the end of the year.

Kevin Bourner, HCA head of area, said: “This investment enables partners to take the first steps towards regenerating Whitehill & Bordon in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.

“The homes will be built to a much higher standard than originally envisaged, which will raise the bar in terms of the development of the rest of the project and act as a catalyst for lasting change here.”

Ash Sakula secured planning permission in November last year for three zero-carbon homes at the eco-town which will help set design standards across the scheme.

The London-based practice won a design competition which attracted more than 50 entries. A shortlist of five designs also featured Bere Architects, Letts Wheeler, Proctor and Matthews and White Arkitekter.

Construction of the Ash Sakula eco-homes is expected to start in mid-2013 and be completed by the end of the year. Building work is expected to start at the Quebec Barracks site in 2014 and to be completed by the end of 2015.

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  • You could perhaps say how architects might be considered for selection - there appears to be no process mentioned...

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