Zero-Carbon Social Housing Scheme by ZED PODS and Bromley Council

Constructing Excellence

ZED PODS is an offsite modular housing company delivering zero operational carbon homes. We have reduced the user carbon emissions from our homes so that they are a net exporter of energy. We have designed and built London’s first-of-its-kind, ground-breaking, zero-carbon project at Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, despite the COVID lockdown, materials shortages and price volatility.

The project is a pioneering, environmental and socially focused development, providing 25 beautiful homes for people who are in temporary accommodation. It comprises ten one-bed flats and 15 two-bed flats with latest enhanced energy-efficient measures which includes heat pumps, solar panels, triple glazing so that the residents can enjoy low energy bills.


Three Winning Facts:
  1. Unique: The modular scheme offers rapid, high-quality, zero-carbon housing on constrained sites, not possible with conventional new build. This retains and regenerates existing car parking spaces whilst providing 100% affordable housing.
  2. Pioneering zero-carbon development: The scheme has been designed to achieve SAP ratings of over 100. Each house uses solar panels to generate renewable electricity, quiet running heat pumps, controlled ventilation to re-cover usable heat, triple glazing and LED lighting.
  3. Ful Turnkey Delivery: The team has conceptualised, designed and obtained planning permission. “Hearts and mind” were won by using full sized demo unit at Bromley Civic Centre. Early process innovations helped to obtain go-ahead for council’s first modular project after 40 years.