Work commences on mixed use Stirling project
September 21 2011
Utilising cross laminated timber (imported from Austria) the development will provide commercial shop units along its ground floor with zinc clad residential units above.
Funded by the Town Centre Regeneration Fund the project will employ a range of energy saving features – including solar/thermal water heating, air exchange heat source and ventilation stacks.
These will help deliver an estimated 60% reduction in carbon usage from 2007 levels.
Project Architect Stephen Miles said: “For the original design concept, we were interested in developing a holistic model for sustainable building, investigating the benefits of off site manufacture and material properties, as well as energy performance.
“The carbon dioxide ‘offset’ for the project is 150 tonnes, given the density and volume of timber being used on the project. The CLT frame also provides a substantial thermal mass, which is incredibly air tight. This was key in our approach, and informed the design of the micro-renewables.”
Roy Easton Company are acting as structural engineers on the project which is being built by Cruden Homes East.
The £750k development is scheduled to complete in January 2012.
It had been hoped to source Scottish timber - but suppliers here don't currently supply cross laminated timber
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