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Dundee zeros in on energy efficient homes

Caledonia Housing Association and Discovery Homes submit planning application for 40 mixed-tenure homes in Dundee.

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An innovative partnership between a housing association and a family-run housing developer is set to create new, highly energy-efficient homes in Dundee, all of which will be constructed off-site.

Caledonia Housing Association and Discovery Homes are submitting a planning application for 40 mixed-tenure homes in the city’s Rosebank Street, on the site of a former primary school.

Voigt Architects has designed a development of 30 homes for social rent, and 10 for private sale, creating a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes, over one or two storeys. Two of the homes are designed for accessible living.

If planning permission is granted, construction could begin in the summer or autumn of 2021. The offsite construction techniques being used mean that the homes will be wind and watertight in a week.

Andrew Kilpatrick, Development Director at Caledonia Housing Association, said: “We are passionate about the importance of providing energy-efficient social housing and believe this development could become an exemplar to be replicated in future. 

"If approved, these will be the most energy efficient properties we have ever built and will result in warm, healthy homes, with low energy bills, thus addressing important societal issues such as fuel poverty.”

 

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