Beattie Passive has launched a new joint venture with The Norse Group, a company which works across the UK but is wholly owned by Norfolk County Council. The Norse Group specialises in building and managing schools throughout the country, is also delivering Healthcare and Local Authority housing through its offices UK wide and has a reputation of developing the skills of its 10,000 strong workforce.
Beattie Passive Norse is a joint initiative between Beattie Passive Build System Limited and The Norse Group to bring ‘passivhaus’ standards within the reach of everyone, from local authorities to education departments, healthcare providers to private sale residential developers – and even offering a construction lifeline to the unemployed and youngsters in Further Education and apprenticeship schemes.
Mike Britch, Managing Director of The Norse Group, said: “The Beattie Passive Norse solution is able to offer our clients with a design, produce, construct, deliver and manage solution, addressing local housing needs for the whole community, whether in the affordable housing arena or private sector today and into the next decade.
Its simplicity makes this solution so attractive to all markets and sectors and is at the forefront of changing the way we approach construction and building in general. It’s not just the speed of construction, the cost effectiveness of the solution or that every building is tested and commissioned, it is much more than that.
Being able to offer the Passivhaus standard by default at the same cost as traditional build today is a phenomenal achievement. But also helping to eliminate fuel poverty and bring communities together, rejuvenating local businesses, suppliers, the employment market and provide the youngsters of today with transferrable skills is quite simply incredible.”
Ron Beattie: “We see this as an exciting joint venture that gives us a great opportunity to deliver the Beattie Passive product into schools, healthcare and local authority housing, whilst raising building standards, creating sustainable communities and generating work for the young and semi-skilled labour.”