'Eco-friendly' Glasgow flats development to feature solar panels and electric charging points

A new “eco-friendly” Glasgow housing development will feature solar panels on the roof of the flats and electric charging points in the car park for its residents.

The project in Dennistoun, East Glasgow is the latest addition to McKernan Homes’ portfolio of sustainable developments.

The Cumbernauld-based housebuilder has been trading in Scotland since 1999. Its latest development, which will also feature increased levels of insulation to efficiently retain heat, has been supported with a £1.93 million funding package from Bank of Scotland.

Last year, the housing business secured a £1.5m funding package from Bank of Scotland, which helped towards the completion of 23 four-bedroom luxury villas in Airdrie, each with roof solar panels and heat-retaining windows.

To support its latest development in Dennistoun, East Glasgow, McKernan Homes secured a funding package via Bank of Scotland’s Clean Growth Finance Initiative, which provides discounted lending to help firms invest in sustainable projects.

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The Dennistoun development, providing 24 two-bedroom flats, has provided employment for 20 local contractors and is due to complete by Christmas.

Peter McKernan, managing director of McKernan Homes, said: “The construction industry has a key part to play in the country’s push to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. While a lot has been achieved already, we know the sector can do more to lower its carbon footprint.

“The support from Bank of Scotland has been vital in helping us realise our green ambitions, both on previous developments, and with this new project.

“Building luxury housing in an environmentally friendly way is important not only to minimise our carbon footprint but to meet growing consumer demand for properties that blend sustainability with high-end finishes. We hope to see this approach adopted more widely across the industry as we move towards greener ways of working.”

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