Build partners announced for BRE Scotland Innovation Park

Published:  21 October, 2009

GLASGOW: BRE Scotland and Ravenscraig Ltd have announced the four consortiums who have been chosen to build homes of the future on the groundbreaking BRE Scotland Innovation Park in the heart of the Ravenscraig redevelopment scheme.

 Selected from over eighty applicants who responded to an open call in June 2008, the successful consortiums are being led by CCG Scotland with Places for People; Powerwall Systems with Lovell Homes; Build ICF and Kraft Architecture.

Six full-scale demonstrator houses will be built on the two acre BRE Scotland Innovation Park which will channel over £2m of new technology investment. Using a range of sustainable methods of construction and innovative materials, products and renewable energy technologies, the homes will showcase carbon emissions reduction, affordability, energy efficiency and climate change adaption.

A masterplan for the Park is being developed by Peter Wilder of MacFarlane Wilder Landscape Architects and work is scheduled to begin on site early next year.

Rufus Logan, director of BRE Scotland said “This Park provides a great opportunity for Scotland to meet the low carbon agenda for homes, buildings, infrastructure and community design. Given the challenging economic climate we are operating in, we are overwhelmed by the interest and support we’ve received to develop it.” 

BRE Scotland is inviting any companies interested in becoming involved in the development of the Innovation Park to attend an event on Friday 23rd October at Motherwell College. This will provide an opportunity for the four existing development consortiums to present their ideas on the demonstrator homes and for other organisations to become involved in the project.

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