Client: Stirling Council
Mix: 1 and 2 bed cottage flats, 3 and 4 bed houses
Tenure: 46 Affordable for Social Rent
Complete: June 2022
Value: £4,449,050 (Phase 1 and 2)
Contract: Design and Build
Sustainability: Silver Aspects 1 and 2, Tesla solar storage technology, 'fabric first'
Newpark Farm is a significant housing development with 139 private homes and 46 homes for social rent. The development mix includes a wide range of housing to suit the varying needs of all tenants. Level access bungalows have been provided for tenants with additional mobility requirements.
The 46 affordable homes will bolster Stirling Council's stock, addressing the extensive demand for sustainable warm and affordable homes in this area. The development includes communal landscaped areas and a well-equipped play area.
A key constraint identified during the planning process was that the site located on a Historic Environment Scotland Battlefield Site. The design team worked in conjunction with stakeholders to ensure protocol was followed and the unique heritage of this location respected.
These homes are 'fabric first’ Silver Aspect 1 & 2, with an emphasis on a highly insulated envelope to deliver superb energy performance. The development has delivered a 21% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. The low maximum demand for space heating is 40 kWh/m2 for the houses and 30 kWh/m2 for the flats.
All properties have solar PV units installed, combined with ‘Tesla Powerwall’ home energy storage rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The Powerwall stores solar generated electricity for home self-consumption, time of use load shifting and backup power.
Surface water is retained and managed naturally on site (SUDs) to prevent it entering the drainage network.
Creating Community Spaces
The development features community open space, with landscaping materials from a local quarry. Ogilvie supports local spend and aims to minimise delivery miles to under 20 miles where possible. Ogilvie supports Green Routes with donations and in-person volunteering to be arranged post pandemic. Green Routes is a charity utilising gardening experiences to promote wellbeing and personal development.