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HBS lands M&E and solar package at North Stoneham Park Phase 5  

We’re excited to announce that Highwood Group has contracted building services specialist HBS Group Southern (HBS) to provide the mechanical, electrical and solar PV package for 119 energy-efficient new homes at phase 5 of North Stoneham Park in Eastleigh.

The construction of the award-winning North Stoneham Park first began in 2018 and is being developed through a partnership between Highwood Group, one of the South coast’s leading independent developers and Vivid, Hampshire’s largest affordable housing provider.

After demonstrating a consistent high-quality, performance and service to support the successful handover of 192 units at Homewood Park and 120 units at Avenue Park over the last 3 years, HBS is now relishing the opportunity to support Highwood with the delivery of phase 5.

Steve Matthews, Managing Director of Highwood said:

“We’re delighted to have appointed HBS to deliver M&E and solar PV systems on our latest phase of construction at North Stoneham Park.

Following the successful completion of Phases 3 and 4, we’re happy that HBS will now continue to provide the same high level of service on Phase 5 and support our drive for optimal energy-efficiency in our new homes at the Park.”

Forming part of the ongoing Homewood Park development, phase 5 will see the construction of 1 and 2-bed apartments and 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom houses. Of the 119 properties, 70 have been acquired by Vivid and allocated as affordable rent or shared ownership housing.

When complete, the major mixed-use residential community will provide 1200+ much-needed new homes, a school, retail units and a community centre, all set within beautiful parkland and open green spaces that the local area can be truly proud of.

Paul Bailey, Operations Director, HBS Mechanical commented:

“I am delighted to see Highwood select HBS for phase 5 at North Stoneham Park. This latest win is a credit to our project team’s strict focus on quality and aftercare over the last 3 years, which has seen the successful handover of more than 300 fully compliant properties.

We look forward to working closely with the team and supporting the construction of more high-quality, affordable and sustainable new homes.”

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Complete M&E building services for award-winning residential developments

For phase 5 of North Stoneham Park, HBS will supply a fully integrated package of plumbing and heating and electrical installation services to meet the specification for the private and affordable house types.

Lead by dedicated contracts managers and an experienced on-site M&E workforce, HBS will manage the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of all gas, heating, water, electrical system requirements.

HBS’ management team will closely monitor the progress and ensure a first-class service is supplied to Highwood over the next 18 months to meet programme delivery targets in line with compliance standards and HBS’ own in-house quality management system.

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Helping Highwood to meet sustainability targets at North Stoneham Park

Alongside the mechanical and electrical services package, Highwood has entrusted HBS New Energies expertise once again to design, supply, install and commission the solar PV requirements for phase 5 at North Stoneham Park.

HBS’ in-house team designed a cost-effective 114 kWp roof-integrated solar PV scheme, achieving the sustainability targets whilst optimising roof space and performance across multiple house types and apartment blocks, all within the client’s specification and budget.

103 x Complete In-roof Solar systems will be installed in total, which will generate an estimated 92,860 kWh of zero-carbon electricity per annum, offsetting annual carbon emissions by 48 tonnes.

The sleek and aesthetic solar panels will help to power the new homes at North Stoneham Park with a sustainable energy source, providing valuable energy savings for residents long into the future.

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Your trusted M&E and solar PV specialists

If you have an upcoming housing development that requires a trusted mechanical and electrical contractor, or a solar PV installation specialist to help meet your sustainability targets then email our expert team to discuss your tender requirements. We can provide a quality assured package of complete building services to meet your specific needs.

HBS Group Southern is an award-winning mechanical, electrical, and renewable energy installation specialist with over 70 years of experience. We have built a strong reputation for consistently delivering reliable and industry-leading building services in the new build housing sector. Take a look at some of the case studies we’ve completed for national and regional housing developers to see how we can help.


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