“Strange bedfellows, perhaps, but what the Goldsmith Street scheme has in common with multi-million pound projects around the globe is that its design has been highlighted as among the 10 best examples of architecture taking shape in the world this year.
The £17m scheme of 105 homes – a mix of 45 one-bedroom flats, 40 two-bedroom houses, three two-bedroom flats and five four-bedroom flats – was picked out by The Times newspaper.
The homes, owned and managed by Norwich City Council, will be rented out to people with a housing need. They are being built by RG Carter and designed by architects Mikhail Riches.
Something setting the housing apart is that it is being built to eco-friendly Passivhaus standards, ultra-low energy buildings which need very little fuel for heating or cooling – which also means the people who move in will have cheaper fuel bills.”