Groundbreaking future living

  • The first zero-carbon property in the North West of England
  • Beautiful design combined with a sustainable build
  • Identified by the government as an exemplary project

It was a privilege to be given a brief which allowed us to truly test the boundaries of current sustainable thinking in terms of design and construction, and to work alongside some leading experts in this field.

Stuart Fraser
Lead project architect, Make

Project Details

Location Bolton, UK
Status Planning approved
Sectors Residential, , Interiors
Area 920m²/9,900ft²
Client Confidential

A family home that makes as little impact as possible on the surrounding countryside, visually or environmentally – that’s what our client for this project was after.

We responded with a design that pushes the boundaries of current sustainable thinking, design and construction. Our proposal half-buries the residence in the contours of the Pennine hillside, with a roof of meadow grasses integrating it seamlessly into the surrounding moorland. Designed to consume less energy than it uses, the house generates renewable energy on site, powered by a ground source heat pump, photovoltaic panels and wind turbine. While it’s a far from traditional home, we’ve proposed building it with traditional construction methods and locally sourced materials.

Our design envisions this ‘house of the future’ as the first zero-carbon property in the North West of England – a testament to Make’s commitment to raising the bar for environmentally efficient design and inspiring brighter, more sustainable architecture in the future.