Fraser Avenue Regeneration
Designed by 7N Architects for Kingdom Housing Association, Fraser Avenue Regeneration is a major redevelopment scheme in Inverkeithing that will see the construction of up to 200 new homes over the next four years at an estimated cost of around £15 million.
The project will be a phased redevelopment and when completed will provide 189 new homes for affordable social rent and 3 retail units to meet the needs of existing and new tenants and the residents in the community. The development will comprise lower density, comfortable, secure new terraced homes for existing residents with private front and back gardens, well planned open space within easy walking distance and open tree-lined public streets.
Key objectives in the delivery of the project will include high quality housing, community participation, collaborative working and enhanced levels of sustainability.
The development is designed to achieve Silver Active for sustainability under Section 7 of the 2015 Scottish Building Regulations. This is achieved by utilising an enhanced fabric strategy featuring cavity insulation, combi boilers with Flue Gas Heat Recovery Systems (FGHRS) and enhanced heating controls, Decentralised Mechanical Extract Ventilation (DMEV) and Photovoltaic Panels (PV).
Carbon Futures worked collaboratively with the design team to develop an efficient energy and sustainability strategy for the full masterplan. Our focus was to develop an enhanced fabric strategy through increased levels of insulation to minimise heat loss. Multiple dwelling compliance coupled with renewables enabled us to optimise the proposed strategy to achieve Silver Active level for sustainability under Section 7 of the 2015 Scottish Building Regulations.
Due to the fabric design, with insulation on the outside of the timber frame, we were also required to undertake thermal modelling (because this form of construction is not covered by the Accredited Details).
Additional services provided by Carbon Futures include Design Certification, Building Regulation Compliance, Energy Performance Certification and Thermal Modelling.