Biggest offices to be powered by local wind farm
177 Bothwell Street: biggest block
Glasgow’s biggest office development will source all of its energy from an identified, local renewable supply in what is believed to be the first deal of its kind in Scotland.
The 313,000 sq ft building soon to be completed at 177 Bothwell Street will be supplied by Blantyre Muir Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire, 15 miles away.
The energy will be supplied through an innovative corporate power purchase agreement (PPA). Sources say this is the only deal of this type between a property company and an energy provider in Scotland.
Its origin will be guaranteed through the Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) scheme.
Blantyre Muir Wind Farm comprises of six wind turbines and was established 10 years ago as a joint venture between Engie and HFD Group, which is behind the Bothwell Street development.
Phase 1 of the wind farm originally powered HFD’s EcoCampus development in Hamilton – home to the University of the West of Scotland – along with HFD’s serviced office properties at Strathclyde Business Park and Hamilton International Park.
The latest commitment from HFD underlines its ambition to create Glasgow’s most sustainable office building.