Four consortia to build Ravenscraig's show homes

Four development consortia have been chosen to create exemplar homes at the new BRE Innovation Park in Scotland.

The Innovation Park at Ravenscraig has been masterplanned by landscape architect Macfarlane Wilder (HW, 12 June) and work will get underway in January 2010.

The lead organisations in each of the four development consortiums are: CCG Scotland with Places for People; Powerwall Systems; Build ICF; and Kraft Architecture.

Earlier this year, BRE Scotland was awarded £500,000 from North Lanarkshire Council's Vacant and Derelict Land Fund and this money will be used to prepare the site for development. This will include landscaping and infrastructure work, such as new roads and a car park, as well as the installation of a sustainable drainage system and street lighting.

The 2ha park will incorporate six full-scale demonstrator houses showcasing how homes of the future will tackle issues such as affordability, energy efficiency, the use of recycled materials, carbon emissions and sustainable methods of construction.

The innovation park will build on the lessons learned at BRE's first scheme at Garston, near Watford, which pioneered technologies such as wind turbines, rainwater harvesting and heat-recovery systems.


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