Contract awarded to deliver 444 ‘net zero’ houses

THE construction contract for what is being described as ‘Scotland’s largest net zero housing development’ has been awarded.

The £71m contract – awarded to CCG (Scotland) – will see some 444 ‘net zero’ homes built in the Granton district of Edinburgh, in the north of the city.

Says The City of Edinburgh Council, here, of the development, known as ‘Western Villages’: “On track to begin construction in mid-2022, Western Villages will offer a mix of one, two- and three-bedroom flats with wheelchair accessible homes and a range of tenure options including social, mid-market rent and homes for sale. The masterplan for the area will take account of the sea views and the nearby parkland, and will focus on active travel, electric car charging points, car club spaces and public transport links.”

Picture courtesy of architects, Cooper Cromar.