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Forgebank is an eco cohousing development consisting of 35 leasehold homes, shared buildings and riverside woodland habitat. The site is just outside Lancaster on the outskirts of the village of Halton right next to the river Lune.

We aspire to be a cutting edge example of sustainable ‘eco’ design, for both living and working, with close links to the local community. The homes have achieved both Passivhaus and Code for Sustainable Homes level 6 certifications, and we benefit from many eco technologies such as a biomass boiler, solar PV and hydroelectricity.

The project was planned and designed by the residents with architects Eco Arc. Residents, who are members of the Company, actively participate in the day to day running of the community. Discussions are democratic and consensual. While we do have community agreements and policies, our ambition is to rely on trust, respect, friendship and understanding rather than rules and regulations.

Our Common House contains a communal kitchen and dining room where we cook vegan and vegetarian meals for each other several times a week. There are communal food stores, play areas, guest rooms, a bike shed and laundry.

At the time of writing there are 5 homes for sale; a 3 bed house, a flexible 3 storey home, a mezzanine flat and 2 1 bed flats.

There are opportunities to visit for tours most months and other times by arrangement. Details are on the

Please find out more on our website or contact us on 07825610342 or  

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