Tying in with the wider regeneration of Dundee and Tayside, we raised the profile of the area and improved the existing urban realm for the local community in the Fintry housing estate.  

The project was procured through the Scape Major Works Scotland framework, part of the National Construction framework. Scape Group is a public sector owned built environment specialist offering a full suite of national frameworks and innovative design solutions.

Reducing fuel-poverty through sustainable design  

This design was created with a focus on reducing fuel-poverty in the community as carbon dioxide emissions are decreased which allow lower energy bills for residents.  

We provided a ‘fabric first’ approach, optimising the performance of the external building fabric significantly reducing the space heating demand.

Many other energy-efficient features were implemented including:  

Meeting local needs through effective urban design 

We held a community consultation along with our architects, Barton Wilmore, to ensure that local requirements were met. Following this, certain changes were made to our design including: 

Maximising community benefits  

We engage with the community through the CCS Big Build competition which involves recreating inspirational buildings or landmarks while considering and respecting the environment. The children who take part in the Big Build are also able to learn about the factors involved in the building process.  After many visits to the Law Hill monument in Dundee, eight autistic pupils were inspired to recreate the historic landmark.  

We have greatly increased the employability of local young people by offering workshops, university projects, apprenticeships and courses. We managed to successfully deliver these school and college workshops to 795 pupils exceeding target of 225, as well as providing 89 weeks of apprenticeships.  

This project won a Considerate Constructors' Scheme Silver award in 2019, recognising that we care about appearance, respect the community, protect the environment, secure everyone's safety, and value our workforce. 

Project team 

Architect: Barton Willmore 
Principal contractor: Robertson Partnership Homes
Civil & structural engineer: Curtins 

 

Awards

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