The biggest AECB Retrofit project thus far in the UK

River Clyde Homes is a social housing provider and registered charity, monitored by the Scottish Housing Regulator. They own and manage over 6,000 homes in the Inverclyde area, including Prospecthill Court, a 15-storey tower block in Greenock.  They are currently working with Kier Group to retrofit the Prospecthill Project. Designed by BDP (Building Design Partnership Ltd), and supported by the Scottish Government’s SHNZHF fund, this retrofit of 90 homes will help to improve tenant comfort, reduce carbon and eradicate fuel poverty.

Although River Clyde Homes manages less than one percent of around 612,000 social homes in Scotland, they are one of the larger independent providers.

The flats in Prospecthill Court will have triple glazed high performance windows on top of the insulation which will be provided by the new cladding. Which Andrew Maher of Kier says the project “makes Prospecthill Court a trailblazer, meeting the Association for Environment Conscious Building standards, the first in Scotland.”

“The man leading the project, the housing association’s head of energy and sustainability, Duncan Smith, says people living in the building will benefit from cutting edge technology and materials which will reduce the building’s carbon footprint and keep heat inside.”