Glasgow-based multi-utilities provider Arc-Tech MU has commenced works at Dykehead Road in Airdrie, a new 150-home development that is being delivered on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council.
The project forms part of an ambitious plan to improve council housing stock across the regional area including the replacing of tower blocks with modern, low-rise housing solutions.
Arc-Tech MU will support Main Contractor CCG (Scotland) with a turnkey Gas, Water and Electrical services package for 131 homes as well as a bespoke electrical design and installation to accommodate 19 ‘pilot’ properties that are being delivered to a ‘net zero’ standard of build.
The ‘Net Zero Homes’ have been designed using a strategy based upon a newly-launched building standard by CCG that utilises a mix of enhanced fabric performance and a gas-free energy solution to lower carbon emissions, arising from regulated operational energy use, to a rate of zero or less.
The pilot scheme will allow North Lanarkshire Council to understand the practicalities and cost of enhanced sustainability measures as the local authority and the wider economy looks towards the removal of gas from all new build homes from 2024 and the ambitious target of becoming net zero by 2045.
Managing Director, Josh Martin said:
“Dykehead Road is one of the largest projects that we are currently live on and is one of two that is presently being supported within the North Lanarkshire regional area. It is also one of the most significant given that it is Scotland’s first to use the innovative ‘Net Zero Home’ building strategy.
As our economy moves towards becoming net zero, we are excited to be involved in this process and help contribute to these targets. We look forward to working with the project partners as we move towards a 2023 completion.”< back