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Over two-thirds of Scotland’s housing associations are using sustainable construction methods

This week Enevate Homes was featured in an article in Scottish Construction now focusing on our current project for Hillcrest Homes.

Groundworks are underway for the pods landing on 29th November 2021

The Dundee project is a £13 million development of 119 waterfront apartments at Dundee’s Victoria Dock is currently underway using newly emerging, more sustainable construction methods that drastically reduce construction waste and overall environmental impact.

The development, by Hillcrest Homes, which is being project-managed by Culross, consists of two blocks of apartments, and utilises a new method of off-site construction which sees modular pods being formed from spools of steel, before being fully fitted out and transported to the site.

The modules, constructed by Enevate Homes, arrive pre-fitted with most of the wiring, pipework and interior finishing and are then lifted and fastened into place to create the apartment bloc. The low-waste method of construction, which sees the modules being produced from start to finish in one location, also offers further environmental benefits such as lower emissions through reduced movement of materials and less demand on raw materials.

The apartments will also have a range of energy efficiency measures built in to reduce their carbon footprint and tenants’ energy bills. This includes high-performance insulation and cladding that exceeds the Scottish Government’s standard as well as smart meters.

The largest affordable modular development so far in Scotland, one block will consist of 53 apartments for social rent, while the second block of 66 apartments will be for mid-market rent. Completion is expected to be early 2023.

The article can be found on Scottish Construction Now website

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