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UK’s first Eco-Town gets thumbs up for construction to begin | ECO POD DESIGN

It was recently confirmed that the UK’s first eco-town was to be built in North-West Bicester, Oxfordshire. Now developers in the county are hosting a drop-in event to present both the job and training opportunities that have been made from the emerging project, in aid of encouraging builders to be part of the construction of the new town.
A2Dominion, one of the leading developers in the South of England, have been preparing the site where the work is due to commence. The long term vision of the company is to build around 6,000 new and sustainable homes within the area.

The drop-in event is not only open to those in construction, but anybody looking to get into the field and be part of a truly revolutionary experience for the UK. 93 homes are to be made initially, so there is plenty areas of the construction sector that needs new blood such as ground clearance, plumbing, electrical, painting, roofing, bricklaying, landscaping, carpentry and administrative support. A2Dominion have also revealed that they are committed to creating a minimum of 20% local labour on site during the construction period.

The Group Chief Commercial Officer and Deputy Group Chief Executive of A2Dominion, John Knevett, speaking on his goals for the construction said,

“NW Bicester will be an example to future developments in establishing sustainable new communities in the UK. We will create an outstanding living environment, which will provide exceptional quality of life for residents, without compromising the needs of our future generations.”

As well as just home being developed in the new town there are also plans to build sustainable facilities such as a primary school, a pub and a business and retail centre, which will be revolutionary and unique within their own right. These facilities will provide important social hubs for residents of the village, and should allow the area to expand.

The developers are set to work with the local community and its businesses in aid of forming ideas of how to expand upon its initial 93 home residency. The residents will be given a key say in the decisions that will ultimately affect them, and many have already suggested community projects they deem necessary for the new eco-town.

The first residents are expected to make the move in the spring of 2015.