Build of energy-efficient homes complete in Stirling

New Stirling homes
(L to R): Clerk of Works Joe Connor; councillor Gerry McGarvey; Fiona Hainey, Stirling Council; and Stephen Robertson, Contracts Manager at the JR Group.

THE JR Group has successfully delivered a collection of energy efficient new homes at Glasgow Road in Stirling.

The £2 million Stirling Council project was built on the site of the former high-rise flats which were demolished in 2022, located on the corner of Glasgow Road and Barnsdale Road in the St. Ninians area of Stirling.

The new homes include a mix of one and two-bedroom main door flats, each with their own door access, garden space and parking, as well as technological advancements such as environmental sensors, which will provide tenants with insights and recommendations on the best indoor conditions for their homes.

The JR Group added that the sustainable flats are also among the most energy-efficient new homes in Stirling, with each property achieving energy performance ratings of A to A+, thanks to the installation of, triple glazed windows, and installation of photovoltaic (PV) panels along with battery storage, for PV generation and automatic fire suppression systems.

All homes have also achieved a gold standard for sustainability by reducing the amount of energy needed for heating and reducing carbon dioxide through the installation of a zero-emissions heating system.

Andrew Dallas, projects director at The JR Group, said, “St Ninians in an incredibly exciting project, not least because of the much-needed regeneration of the area, but due to the creation of some of the most energy-efficient homes in the city. We have established a community of warm, spacious and sustainable homes built for the future, and we are confident they will be a very positive asset to both residents and Stirling Council for many years to come.

“This is our first project with Stirling Council, which has been incredibly positive, we look forward working with them again in the near future, continuing to support with increasing social and affordable housing provision across the region.”

Councillor Gerry McGarvey, convener of the community wellbeing and housing committee, at Stirling Council, added, “I am delighted to see the handover of these excellent new homes. With over 3,000 households on the council’s housing list, it is important for the council and local housing associations to continue to develop more affordable new properties to help meet the need for warm, comfortable homes.”