Taylor Wimpey’s prototype homes; Edinburgh Park sale
Two prototype homes which allow buyers to adapt them to their requirements have been unveiled at Taylor Wimpey’s Dargavel Village development at Bishopton.
Titled Project 2020, the homes are also intended to demonstrate greater build efficiency and deliver substantial advances in reducing energy consumption, tackling climate change and addressing customer demands in this area.
The homes have been developed following a design competition and extensive research from around the world, including Japan, the Netherlands, Finland, France and Germany.
Taylor Wimpey launched the Project 2020 Design competition in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The two-stage competition invited architects from across the globe to design new house types that were innovative, cost effective, capable of high-quality mass production and would appeal to future customers and their changing needs.
With more than 100 entries from 14 countries, it was the “Infinite House” designed by Open Studio Architects that impressed the judging panel due to its potential to accommodate multiple configurations to suit different demographics.
Edinburgh Park sale
A 42,000 sq ft building at Lochside Way, Edinburgh Park, currently home to drinks firm Diageo, has been sold in a £6.55m deal to Northwood Regional UK.
The sale was handled by CuthbertWhite. Northwood Regional UK was advised by Savills, while Brodies represented the vendor and Dickson Minto advised the buyer.