Work beginning on Firth of Forth apartment blocks

WORK is expected to begin soon on a 338-apartment development on the shores of the Firth of Forth, in the north of Edinburgh – with low carbon emissions built in.

The scheme – to comprise build-to-rent apartments, plus several residents’ amenities, such as a rooftop lounge and dining space, co-working areas, and a fitness centre – is being developed by specialist real estate investment managers, Goodstone Living.

It follows £67m of financing from banking group, NatWest.

Goodstone Living is anticipating the buildings will be low on carbon emissions when in operation (aka operational carbon), courtesy of air source heat pumps being installed into every apartment.

Says a Goodstone Living announcement, here: “The Goodstone team are also targeting a 30 per cent reduction against RIBA’s 2030 Climate Challenge embodied carbon benchmark, with key measures including the replacement of cement with ground granulated blast-furnace slag and the use of locally-manufactured materials to minimise transport distances to ensure reduced carbon emissions.”

The development is also to boast over an acre of public realm space “to promote resident and public wellbeing”.

Planning approval was granted last year. The architects are 3DReid.

Picture credit: Goodstone Living

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