Our team here at Element Sustainability are delighted to be partnering with Manchester based charity, Embassy, to assist them in the development of a new community to help the city’s homeless and vulnerable people.
Supported by developers Peel L&P and CAPITAL&CENTRIC, the Embassy Village will provide up to 40 new permanent modular homes, made from repurposed shipping containers, and will provide a safe and secure environment for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. In addition, residents will have access to much needed wrap-around support services designed to break the cycle of homelessness.
The site will be located on the vacant land below the railway arches between the Bridgewater Canal and the River Irwell in the city centre, and will include a Village Hall, a communal outdoor area, space to grow vegetables, and a multi-use sports area.
To support this pioneering project, Element Sustainability is providing pro bono support to help deliver a sustainable scheme that unlocks social, environmental and economic benefits and aligns with Manchester City Council’s policies and guidance in the space.
We are also assessing the proposals’ energy strategy to ensure best practice performance in terms of energy demand reduction, reduced carbon emissions and renewable energy provision.
We are proud to support such an innovative approach to tackling homelessness and supporting vulnerable people in the city.
For more information, please visit the project website via the following link https://embassyvillage.co.uk/