Social housing provider and sustainable communities

Adactus, a large Northwest-based social housing provider, was looking for help understanding all the elements that make up a sustainable community and asked if we could support them as they prepared a large bid to support the regeneration of a suburb of Manchester.  

Our approach involved a detailed analysis of the area and drew upon the recently launched BREEAM Communities, as well as our experience of sustainable buildings and community energy.  A sustainable community is one that reflects what people want and need, whilst being a great place to live, work and get to - getting the balance right can be tricky but is definitly possible when explored from the start and with the involvement of those that live there, a key feature of our recommendations.