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St Andrews University detail £25m renewable energy centre plan

July 23 2014

St Andrews University detail £25m renewable energy centre plan
St Andrew’s University has submitted plans for a £25m renewable energy centre housed within the former Curtis Fine Papers mill, Guardbridge, in a bid to lower its energy bills.

Designed by Cullinan Studio the scheme will see the existing plant remodelled and refurbished to accommodate a wood-fuelled biomass boiler built which would funnel heat and power to nearby St Andrew’s

A university spokesperson said: “We are committed to becoming carbon neutral and this large industrial site lends itself to the creation of a range of renewable ?energies which are vital to our efforts to remain one of Europe’s leading research institutions.

“There is also an ideal opportunity to establish a knowledge exchange centre for spin-out, local companies seeking affordable accommodation and for prototype testing. We believe the diverse range of potential uses at Guardbridge has the capacity to re-establish this huge site as a key economic centre in Fife.”

Subject to planning the scheme could get underway before the year is out for completion by December 2015.

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