Rackheath Eco Town
Eco-Communities such as Rackheath will be low carbon developments, designed to the highest environmental standards and acting as best practice examples for future design and construction.
Clarkebond's role includes transportation, highways, water and sustainable drainage, civil and structural design, infrastructure design and co-ordination, energy strategy and energy services.
The Eco-Community will be committed to efficient public transport links, providing frequent and user-friendly bus and rail services, which includes plans for a new railway station, offering residents a regular service to and from Norwich city centre and beyond. There will also be significant provision for cycle paths and walkways.
Government guidelines indicate that at least 30 per cent of the new Eco-Communities should be affordable homes. The proposed Rackheath development will feature around 5000 new and existing properties.
Residents will benefit from excellent local services and amenities with high quality healthcare, shopping and education at the heart of the community, along with excellent recreation facilities and plentiful green open spaces.
The Eco-Community will favour the use of locally sourced goods and services; they will be desirable places to live, promoting a tangible sense of civic pride, responsibility and, as the name suggests, community.
The proposed community is likely to contain:
- 5000 new Eco-Homes
- 2 Primary Schools
- New Secondary School
- Community Centre
- Adult Education Centre
- Medical Centre
- Local shops selling locall produced food
- Heat and power generation provided by CHP plant
- 40% open space
- Sustainable travel with buses and new station on existing railway line to Norwich
Services: structural, civil, transportation, energy, water & geoenvironmental engineering