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

Constructing Excellence

ZED PODS is an award-winning, environmentally led modular housing developer with a passion for creating 100% affordable, zero-carbon housing solutions in difficult-to-develop constrained sites like infills, flood zones, garages and hardstanding.

In partnership with London Borough of Bromley, we have designed and built an innovative, zero-carbon, social homes, using offsite construction and built above a public car park in Burnt Ash Lane. The self-contained, beautifully designed homes have been erected on steel podium to retain 85% of original public car parking spaces for local community. It is the first development-of-its-kind in the borough and the first one in the city of London.

This award-winning sustainable development will house 25 vulnerable households presently staying in temporary accommodations (like B&Bs) outside the borough. ZED PODS’ unique solution is helping the council to rethink the use of underutilised car park, provide an innovative zero-carbon housing solution & solve affordable housing crisis.


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.