Plans for 75 homes in Edinburgh net zero pilot

PLANS have been lodged for a pilot net zero housing development in the Scottish capital.

Anderson Bell + Christie architects have been appointed by contractor CCG Scotland to develop proposals for the Granton site on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.

The site is in the huge Granton Waterfront Development Framework area, which sets out the overall strategy for the development of the Granton area.

The mixed use development will comprise 75 new flats alongside three commercial units.

HeraldScotland: The former Granton railway station building sits next to the site.The former Granton railway station building sits next to the site.

Objectives include consideration of the Grade B listed former Granton railway station building located west of the development, a community focussed regeneration of the site and achieving net zero carbon sustainable design with renewable heating.

The planning statement says: “The site has also been identified as a pilot for the Edinburgh Home Demonstrator (EHD) Programme.

“The EHD aims to develop a new housing delivery model which, specifically a method of design, construction and delivery that is based on off-site construction and will deliver net zero carbon homes.

“The programme aims to streamline housing design and construction for both the benefit of the council’s house building programme as well as those of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal partners.

“The project represents a real opportunity for Edinburgh and its regional partners to address the barriers facing future delivery of the affordable housing.”

Former Aberdeen hotel sold for student accommodation

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The former Bauhaus Hotel on Langstane Place is to be converted into 45 units of accommodation after plans were approved by Aberdeen City Council.

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