This all-electric social housing project will help to manage both emissions and energy costs for occupants, while delivering outstanding quality and comfort. 

Aerial photo of Greenhaus 2 project in bright sunshine.

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Greenhaus is a nine-storey development in the heart of the city of 96 one and two-bedroom affordable homes, with retail space at ground floor. Part of the Salford regeneration masterplan, Greenhaus is the first project of its kind in the northwest of England and the biggest Passivhaus social housing scheme in the region. 

The homes at Greenhaus benefit from triple-glazed windows, excellent levels of airtightness, and carefully installed insulation, using minimal energy for heating and cooling. As an all-electric project, it supports the transition to low-carbon energy sources, incorporating energy generation from solar PV, with domestic hot water produced by air source heat pumps.

Located opposite Salford Cathedral, the project will also include new public electric vehicle parking spaces, and a public square.

Properties that are built to Passivhaus standards enjoy reduced heating energy consumption of around 90% compared to traditional housing stock, and 70% compared to typical new builds, helping residents to reduce their fuel bills and cut their carbon footprints.

An exterior of a building next to a busy main road with a car drove by A tall building sitting against the blue sky

Design-stage render vs. photograph of the final scheme

© Gavin Stewart (2nd image)

“We continue to be immensely proud of the innovation and drive to deliver forward thinking, sustainable developments in Salford – testament to the culture our city fosters and shares with our broader region. The regeneration of Salford is burgeoning and our future looking brighter and greener with each and every milestone we reach. We also work to ensure that local people can benefit for the growth and development that is taking place here – creating new jobs and opportunities for all.”

Paul Dennett Salford City Mayor