Work on site is now well underway on CAA’s most recent housing development for The Highland Council and the Highland Housing Alliance at Chapelton, near Balloch, Inverness, with local contractor IBI Construction currently progressing the groundworks, platforming and street formation.
Funded by the Scottish Government and City Region Deal, the project will deliver 49 affordable homes of mixed tenure, including social rent, LIFT low-cost purchase and Help to Buy. It forms the first phase of a master plan to deliver 300 units.
As part of a “fabric first” approach, the houses have been designed to offer a 10% improvement on the Building Standards requirement for minimising building fabric heat loss. They will be heated by air source heat pumps, will feature EV charging capability, and will achieve Silver levels 1 and 2 sustainability under section 7 of the Building Regulations.
The streets have been designed as a “walkable layout,” with houses oriented to maximise active frontages to shared areas and create meaningful and safe green spaces between buildings. This will help to encourage active travel, with the addition of a 3m cycle/walkway that will connect to future phases and the wider National Cycle Network, as well as creating a formal connection to the local core path network through Culloden Woods and beyond.
CAA are delighted to see this project progressing on-site and look forward to seeing the layout develop over the coming months. The project has been designed and delivered in collaboration with KLM partnership, Cameron + Ross, KF Consulting, Helica and Horner + Maclennan.