Youth charity embraces sustainability with Arbroath community hub
January 29 2021
An Angus youth charity will build a £2m community leisure facility in Arbroath, after councillors agreed to a community asset transfer of land at Seaton Park on a long-term lease.
The agreement will see Showcase the Street rent the site for £500 per annum, enabling it to proceed with an eco-friendly community hub and 3G pitch composed from 90% recycled, reclaimed or low-carbon materials.
In a press statement, Voigt Architects wrote: "The project already has full planning permission and we are currently working hard to develop the designs with a local design team to transform the project into an ultra sustainable low carbon building working alongside Zero Waste Scotland, The Chaffinch Trust and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.
"Some key features hoped to incorporate in the project are CLT/GluLAM construction, recycled plastic roads/parking, Solar PV panels, Air Source heat pumps, Eco insulation, an innovative recycled brick, low carbon concrete, timber cladding and high recycled content.”
The project team includes Millard Consulting, KDQ and David Jack Associates. Work on-site will get underway within the next year for completion in 2022.