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January 14 2022

Affordable Granton homes set the template for net-zero design

The City of Edinburgh Council has awarded planning consent to a pilot housing project at Granton Waterfront to trial the delivery of affordable 'net zero' homes.

The Edinburgh Home Demonstrator initiative will see CCG and Anderson Bell Christie Architects deliver 75 net zero carbon homes and three commercial units behind the rejuvenated Granton Gasworks Station.

Targetting a spring start Granton D1 will be built off-site to net-zero principles established by CCG and Anderson Bell Christie, including zero-emissions heating. Completed homes will then be analysed by a team from Napier University to quantify their real-world energy performance.

Calum Murray, CCG (Scotland) director and Edinburgh Climate Commissioner, commented: “CCG is delighted to be leading the design and build of Granton D1 where we will provide a cutting-edge demonstration in the use of fabric first design and construction technology."

The Granton build will be delivered in tandem with a twin 444-home development at Western Villages, together both projects serve as a blueprint for sustainable housing in the city. 

ADP Architects are leading the refurbishment of Granton Gasworks station
ADP Architects are leading the refurbishment of Granton Gasworks station
The homes will serve as a template for future development across the city
The homes will serve as a template for future development across the city

2 Comments

Auntie Nairn
#1 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 16 Jan 2022 at 21:54 PM
'The homes will serve as a template for future development across the city' - all well and good, but where's the Architecture?
E=mc2
#2 Posted by E=mc2 on 18 Jan 2022 at 19:16 PM
Warehouse vernacular? Any reason why these look like they designed in 1820 rather than 2020? Such a crap design I thought it was Cooper Cromar. Would never have guessed ABC it’s so bad.

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