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Boggart Hill, Leeds

Starfish worked alongside Connect Housing, in order to deliver 10 new homes in Seacroft, Leeds to the Passivhaus Low Energy Building Standard.

Starfish Group was commissioned by Connect Housing to build to the Passivhaus Low Energy Building Standard in order to take the sustainable building agenda in Seacroft, Leeds to an enhanced performance. The Boggart Hill site was previously an under-utilised brownfield site, repurposed in order to cater for this specific sustainable housing need. Works commenced in April 2017.

• To build 10 new sustainable homes to cater for the housing need in Leeds.
• To build homes with energy efficient measures installed to meet the Passivhaus Low Energy Building Standard.

• 10 new semi-detached two-bedroom homes with a fabric first strategy featuring:
- Enhanced levels of air tightness.
- Triple glazed windows.
- High performing insulation
- A whole house mechanical heat and ventilation recovery system.
- Solar PV panels with battery storage.
- A low-cost back up heating system.
• Homes were handed over in late 2017 with a great response from all stakeholders.

Martin Gerrelli, CEO of Starfish Group

"We were delighted to work with Connect Housing and Efficiency North in this bespoke sustainable housing solution. We look forward to working with our partners again soon."

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Starfish were an excellent build partner to work with. Starfish were chosen via an early involvement approach through the Efficiency North framework – they threw themselves into the project and helped to refine designs and construction details which was incredibly important to the success of the scheme. The degree of collaboration throughout the project has been exemplary and we are delighted with the outcome.

Martyn Broadest, Director of Home, Connect Housing