Planned housing development in Scotland to include hydrogen fuel cells technologyJuly 26, 2019
A new residential development located near Aberdeen to be built with low carbon technology.
For the first time in Scotland, a planned residential development will be part of a pilot project for hydrogen fuel cell technology. The homes are to be built on the outskirts of northeast Scotland’s port city, Aberdeen.
Some of the homes could be powered by hydrogen fuel.
The £110 million ($136.9 million) proposal for over 500 homes was made by Cognito Oak LLP, which is a partnership between Wraith Real Estate and Henry Boot Developments (HDB).
The proposed residential development, Cloverhill, will reportedly include 550 homes, which will consist of a mix of flats, bungalows, detached and semi-detached properties. The development will also feature community facilities, sports pitches, retail space for a convenience store, hairdresser and café, as well as a new signalized junction, pedestrian crossing and reduced speed limit.
The development is to be constructed in three phases. The first phase will see the building of about 145 affordable homes. These will be followed by more housing, flats and the sports pitch that would serve junior football club Bridge of Don Thistle.
According to planning documents, the council said that some of the homes could be powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Hydrogen fuel cell technology will be incorporated into 30 homes.
“Cloverhill’s Aberdeen Hydrogen First initiative proposes to incorporate micro-CHP fuel cell technology into 30 homes,” said a supporting statement, BBC News reports.
“This will act as a pilot scheme from which performance data will be gathered to allow the independent analysis of the performance of this technology, facilitate comparison against alternative low carbon technologies and help inform decisions regarding its integration into future developments in the city.”
The statement added that the pioneering, independent testing of low carbon tech in a residential development would be a first for Scotland.
The vison behind Cloverhill is to build a new sustainable community situated between Bridge of Don and Aberdeen beach, to provide a high quality, sustainable and healthy lifestyle for those who live there as well as for businesses and the wider community.
It was not revealed from where the neighbourhood would obtain the hydrogen fuel cell technology.