CoSLA Excellence Awards win for Dallfield MSD Project
An innovative housing project that has brought warmer, more fuel efficient homes to more than 300 Dundee tenants has scooped another prestigious award.
McGill was Principal Contractor on The Dallfield Community Energy Saving Project which picked up a Gold Award at the CoSLA Excellence Awards on Thursday 7 March at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews.
It recognises the work to insulate four multi storey blocks at Dallfield and provide them with a district heating scheme fuelled by a central boiler.
Jimmy Black, convener of Dundee City Council’s housing committee said: “The project has made tenants’ flats easier to heat and aimed to reduce household fuel bills by more than 30%, as well as creating some 900 tonnes of carbon savings.
“I have heard anecdotally that some residents are already saving as much as 50% on their domestic fuel bills.”
“In addition to the physical improvements, it has also been about tackling crime and anti social behaviour and restoring a sense of pride in the community.
“A total of 336 homes have been included in the scheme and this award is a great testament to the hard work and vision of council officers, tenants and our partners in Scottish Gas, McGill and Tayside Police.”
The project has already been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland netting its award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability.
The project was commended for
- Delivering significant social, environmental and economic outcomes
- Improving quality of life through the built environment
- Providing sustainable new infrastructure and maintenance
- Improving energy use and reducing carbon
- Facilitating the best use of community assets