Edinburgh housing project shortlisted for award in tackling climate crisis

ARTISAN Real Estate has announced the firm’s commitment to sustainable residential development has been recognised with its Edinburgh-based Rowanbank Gardens project being nominated for a national accolade around tackling climate crisis.

Rowanbank Gardens, in Corstorphine, has been shortlisted for the best residential Climate Crisis Initiative for the 2022 RESI Awards, which recognises excellence in UK-wide residential property.

The nomination reflects Artisan’s investment in fossil-fuel free regeneration-based projects in regional city centres across the UK – with major developments currently taking place in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Bristol.

Due for completion in 2023, Rowanbank Gardens is set to deliver 126 apartments all with private gardens and balconies set around a shared courtyard garden.

Clive Wilding, Artisan’s group development director, said, “I am absolutely delighted that Rowanbank Gardens has won national recognition for its bold ambition to tackle the very real challenges of climate change which are currently facing our industry. As a niche developer, Artisan Real Estate has always striven for improvement by creating a lower carbon footprint in the homes and buildings we create – not just in delivery but throughout their multi-generational lifespan.

“Rowanbank Gardens is the latest manifestation of Artisan’s stated commitment towards a radical improvement in its development cycle to create the lowest possible carbon footprint in the residential buildings that the company creates. With innovations such as green roofs, it brings together smart energy-efficient design geared to achieving low to zero carbon ratings whilst responding to the rapidly changing requirements of home buyers and the wider community post-Covid.

“The evolution of Rowanbank Gardens shows that, as well as reducing urban sprawl by optimising the number of people living in well-designed sustainable homes in well-connected locations served by public transport, we are also pioneering the application of innovative technology to eliminate the use of fossil fuels whilst vastly reducing energy consumption.”