MOVES are under way to create homes of the future north of Aberdeen.
Academics are set to collaborate with a developer, architect and the construction industry to create environmentally friendly housing at Blackdog.
A feasibility study will support the project to develop energy efficient, mainstream and affordable homes within Energetica – Scotland’s energy corridor.
Energetica represents a 25-year vision to create a sustainable development corridor between Bridge of Don and Peterhead which will serve as a global showcase for energy technology development and energy efficiency. Energetica is a flagship Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future (ACSEF) project.
Funding of £10,000 from ACSEF has been approved for the study.
It will explore the use of innovative materials in the design and construction of housing that will be affordable in terms of construction and running costs while having aesthetic value and offering modern living space using techniques that can be easily adopted by the entire construction industry.
The Robert Gordon University’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment is working on the project in conjunction with Blackdog farmer Colin Tawse, architect William Lippe and Scotframe Timber Systems via its Val-U-Therm innovative construction system.
The intention is to initially deliver 40 houses at the Blackdog development.