Emmaus Community Hampshire


We have recently been involved in the development of this scheme, set up by the charitable foundation Emmaus Hampshire, part of the Emmaus UK Federation, a charity for the Homeless. The aim of the project is to develop a community comprising residential, workshop and retail areas set in a bio-diverse landscape on a one-acre brown field site in Bar End, Winchester.


The scope of works includes 26 bedrooms, 2 storey residential block incorporating communal facilities including kitchen, laundry, storage, bathroom and office accommodation together with a retail shop space incorporating food servery and coffee shop and a 2 storey workshop facility with open plan workspace areas and individual office and training rooms.


The Emmaus Hampshire ‘Green Roof' Community will be built using environmentally sound techniques and will aim to achieve an excellent standard in construction by focusing on a well insulated and sustainable building, using locally sourced materials wherever possible. The building will also feature technologies to lower its carbon footprint as much as is practicable through passive sustainable features, including maximising natural light, a sedum roof, outdoor laundry drying areas and solar panels for hot water.


Emmaus UK Federation's work is aimed at engaging, educating and empowering people to live independently within their wider community by offering homeless men and women a home and a place to work. The Federation is a well-known and respected charitable trust, supported by Terry Waite and the late Dame Anita Roddick.