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BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig

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8 + 5 Nov 2013

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Scottish company AppleGreen Homes has been invited to showcase its model ‘home for the future’ in China, after launching its innovative modular home solution on the BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig.

During his trade mission to China, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, accompanied by BRE Director, Rufus Logan, attended a ceremony in China where AppleGreen Homes unveiled “The Scottish House”, an acclaimed design for an affordable, energy efficient home, at the Beijing Green Building Park, part of the BRE Innovation Parks Network.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the original BRE Innovation Park at Watford in 2011 resulted in the Chinese Government signing off the construction of the 780-acre Park in Beijing at the UK China Summit, in a ceremony witnessed by the UK Prime Minister and Chinese Premier.

Rufus Logan, Director, BRE Scotland said: “Applegreen Homes is one of BRE Scotland’s key build partners on the BRE Innovation Park @ Ravenscraig and I am delighted to be working closely with the company to access the huge market opportunity in China via our partners on the China Green Building Park.

“BRE’s involvement with research on projects linked to the Parks in Beijing and Ravenscraig builds on the success of the original park in Watford and provides further opportunities for all companies involved in building the Scottish demonstration home of the future to exploit the huge opportunities in China. Given that approximately 10 per cent of homes in China are classed ‘high end’, built to mainly European designs in a country with a population of over 1.3billion, this represents a major opportunity for Scottish companies like AppleGreen.”

AppleGreen’s Energy Efficient home can currently be viewed at the BRE Scotland Innovation Park in Ravenscraig, at the centre of one of the largest regeneration projects ever seen in Scotland.

The Park opened in 2012, with the aim of trialling and testing new ideas from architects, developers and manufacturers before they were applied to real communities. A ‘ground-up’ approach has been adopted at the Innovation Park, allowing for not just a demonstration of innovative buildings, but an exemplar in sustainable planning and development.

The Park also offers a low to zero carbon demonstration of innovative construction methods and technologies, as well as supporting an educational programme, a networking and knowledge exchange hub and is a unique venue for events.

AppleGreen’s three-bedroom detached home for the future highlights the work of Scottish interior designers and structural engineers plus furniture, textiles, cladding options, windows and doors. Amongst other things, it features a solar energy package that drastically reduces electricity and heating bills and has benefited from research at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Alan Wallace, CEO of AppleGreen Homes, said: “We are one of a number of Scottish companies promoting its products and services to the Chinese market and we see this as a significant opportunity to showcase our Home for the Future to a multi-billion dollar market for high-end homes.”

Address: BRE Innovation Park, 2 Ravenscliff Road, Motherwell, Lanarkshire ML1 1AE

Contact BRE Innovation Park @ Ravenscraig: 01698 262193

18 Sep 2013

Ravenscraig Resource Efficient House

Scotland’s Resource Efficient House
Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead will officially open Scotland’s ground-breaking Resource Efficient House tomorrow (Thursday September 19, 2013).
The house has been built in a way which minimises the impact on the environment and also maximises affordability for developers. Mr Lochhead will be joined at the house in Ravenscraig by Iain Gulland, director of Zero Waste Scotland, Marissa Lippiatt from Resource Efficient Scotland, Alan Johnston from developers Tigh Grian Limited, and Rufus Logan, director of BRE Scotland.
Where: BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig, 2 Ravenscliff Road, Motherwell, ML1 1AE.

16 Jan 2013

BRE Innovation Park House

BRE Innovation Park Eco House
The first eco house has now been completed on the BRE Innovation Park, Ravenscraig. The house design by Apple Green Homes has been built in partnership with Morrison Scotland. The 3-bedroom house is “fully energy efficient” and intended to meet all the building standards up to 2016. Designed with the help of Glasgow Caledonian University, the house is built from a steel modular frame and is highly insulted and airtight ensuring very low ongoing energy bills. The use of solar power means that the property can provide much of its own hot water and heating as well as electricity, vastly reducing utility bills.

2 Feb 2012

BRE Scotland Innovation Park House

Passivhaus Demonstration Home Scotland
BRE and the International Passivhaus Association announce the winners of a competition to create Passivhaus demonstration homes for the BRE Innovation Parks in Scotland and England.

The aim of the competition was to demonstrate that “the Passivhaus standard can provide an affordable method of delivering ultra-low energy social and private housing”.

The finalists submissions were judged by an appointed panel of UK and International Passivhaus design experts who announced these winners:

BRE Scotland Innovation Park at Ravenscraig
– Winner: Passiv Collective
– Runner up: bere-architects and The Princes Foundation for Building Community

BRE Watford Innovation Park
– Winner: bere:architects & The Princes Foundation for Building Community
– Runner up: AH3 Architekten
– Runner up: Good Architecture
The Passiv Collective will work with The University of Strathclyde, Edinburgh Napier, Ralph Ogg and Partners & Brilliant Futures.

Ravenscraig Buildings

Key buildings in the Ravenscraig development:

Ravenscraig Housing

Ravenscraig Masterplan
Ravenscraig Sports Facility
picture from architect

Ravenscraig Sports Facility
Ravenscraig Sports Facility
picture © Andrew Lee

Location: Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, United Kingdom
Glasgow House Prototype

Glasgow Houses

Glasgow Transport Museum
Glasgow Transport Museum
picture from architect

Glasgow Housing

Glasgow House

New Stobhill Hospital
New Stobhill Hospital
photo © Andy McGregor

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