Tuesday 28th February 2023

We partner with the DIO to provide over 170 new homes for army personnel

Our Bristol team has unveiled a landmark purchase agreement with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) which will provide 176 new zero carbon ready homes for soldiers and families at Imjin Barracks in Innsworth, Gloucester

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Supporting local communities

All 176 properties will be located at the Whittle Gardens development and will be Zero Carbon ready, benefiting from sustainable features including photovoltaic panels to produce energy, smart heating controls and electric vehicle charging points together with other building fabric improvements.

Work on the homes, which are being provided under the Defence Estates Optimisation (DEO) Army Programme, will start later this year and is due to be completed by 2026. 

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Keith Simmons, Managing Director at Taylor Wimpey Bristol, said: “We are extremely excited about this partnership with the British Army, as we know it will have a direct impact on the lives of soldiers and their families, who sacrifice so much for the benefit of many. 

“By working together to deliver these high quality and sustainable new homes, local army personnel will benefit from enhanced sustainable specifications and innovative low carbon technologies, providing them with homes that are equipped for the zero carbon future.”

Major General Richard Clements CBE, Director Army Basing & Infrastructure, said: ”The announcement about the purchase of new houses to support Imjin Barracks is great news for soldiers and their families. It represents the continued investment being made under the Defence Estate Optimisation (DEO) Army Programme, to deliver an affordable, effective and sustainable Army Regular estate which will benefit our people. 

“This is the first large scale Net Zero Carbon housing development procured for the MOD and supports the Army’s obligations under the Greening Government Commitments to reach Net Zero by 2050.”