Development Spotlight: Doocot Court – Hillcrest Housing Association
Name and location of development: Doocot Court, Perth (phases 1 & 2)
Housing Association/Council: Hillcrest Housing Association (HHA), Northern Housing Company (NHC) and Perth and Kinross Council (PKC)
Number of houses mix and tenure: HHA: 8 3a4p social rent, NHC: 16 3a4p MMR, PKC: 16 2a2p social rent
Significant features (e.g. secured by design, eco-friendly etc): Hillcrest’s first development that qualified for enhanced grant under the ‘Greener’ standard meeting 2011 Building Regs ‘Silver Standard’ in terms of energy for space heating and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
This was done through the provision of solar panels, highly insulated and airtight building envelope, energy efficient boilers, whole house ventilation systems and high performance windows.
Principal contractors: Cullross Ltd (developer) Muirfield Contracts Ltd (contractor)
Architect: JM Architects
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