Project Description

Liverpool John Moores University ‘Eco Homes’

Sectors: Education
Client: Liverpool John Moores University


We are proud to have worked on building the first purpose-built, multi-unit housing test facility in the North. It will be used by innovation and construction SMEs to address the sustainability challenges of homes built over the last 100 years.

We built three full-scale ‘eco’ houses on the LJMU campus which were designed to standards from the 1920s, 1970s and present day to test and develop new green technologies and building methods. The project will help make the country’s housing stock more energy efficient. Research carried out on the site will inform the construction and energy sector and government on options for tackling the UK’s refurbishment challenge on existing dwellings, 90% of which will still be here by 2050.

The houses will provide a dynamic, site-based learning facility for students of construction, property, surveying, police studies and forensic sciences, enhancing the curriculum and visibly incorporating research into the teaching environment.

Why Hightown Group?

It’s not just the experience that we have with managing new builds and refurbishments that sets us apart. We’re committed to being a transparent business that is fully customer focused and delivers on expectations. That’s one of the reasons why many of our clients come back to us again and again.

Not only do we believe in delivering the best, we’re a family owned business that cares passionately about the environment. All our practices and processes have sustainability running through them, whether that’s sourcing the right materials from local suppliers or ensuring that all our waste is recycled or repurposed rather than disposed of in landfill.

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“AG Hill Chartered Building Services Engineers have worked successfully with Hightown Construction on several projects across the University spectrum. Hightown proved that they are very client orientated and non-contractual, open to advice and ideas from outside of their structure with a very flexible and progressive attitude to construction delivery, more akin to the partnering arrangements suggested by Latham as the ideal methodology with which to approach construction, as opposed to the more common adversarial method”.

Allan Hill C.Eng., MCIBSE, MSLL, A.G. Hill Chartered Building Services Engineers
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