Fraser Millar launches £30m Passivhaus Development in Carryduff

Beaufort Green, a £30m housing development on the Comber Road in Carryduff, is set to become the second Passivhaus-certified site in Northern Ireland.

Fraser Millar is leading the project having already pioneered the first site in the region to follow the passive energy efficiency principles at Lancaster Park in south Belfast.

The Belfast-based property developer has secured planning permission for 74 detached and semi-detached properties, with eight different house types to choose from, at Beaufort  Green. Over a quarter of 13 houses initially released are either agreed or under offer, with the first completions estimated for late 2024.

Popular in the European housing market for the last 30 years, the Passivhaus model was created by physicist Dr Wolfgang Feist and specifies construction to meet rigorous energy-efficiency criteria. John Carrigan, Director at Fraser Millar, said, “Standard assessment procedure calculations have shown that our Lancaster Park houses are contributing net zero  tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum, whereas a typical low-energy home with a fossil fuel burner contributes six metric tonnes per year.”