Passive House certified homes to rise at former Newbattle High
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November 19 2021
Detailed plans by Smith Scott Mullan Associates for the 4.7-hectare site show a range of accommodation for a mix of tenures that will reduce energy demand and address fuel poverty while aiding the authority's ambition to become carbon net-zero by 2030.
Delivering a mix of apartments and houses the development offers shared and public open spaces and a biodiverse SUDS pond with wildflower turf and native wetland planting. Cycling and pedestrian links will also plug into the wider green network around Newbattle Abbey.
The site will be developed in two phases beginning with the erection of 98 Passive House homes for social rent by Midlothian Council next year, to be followed by a further 36 affordable homes on behalf of a registered social landlord.
The project design team includes Hardies, Bayne Stevenson Associates, Aecom and Hawthorne Boyle.
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