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Ground breaking innovation at Linen Quarter

Posted 27/02/2023 by LSL Land & New Homes
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As energy prices soar, The Linen Quarter, a development located at the Pilmuir Works Linen factory in Dunfermline, is keeping residents’ bills down thanks to its connection to the city’s district heating system. An independent assessor found that a 2-bedroom apartment in the new development has an average annual heating cost of £530. That is significantly less than the average annual energy bill for a similarly sized property announced by British Gas last autumn, £1,712.

Dunfermline’s district heating system supplies the development with heating and hot water from a central source, but a Google Nest smart home system in each apartment ensures residents have all the control and features that a traditional system would offer. There are other benefits as well as energy cost savings, including the environmental benefits and reduced maintenance costs. There is no boiler to service or inspect, and the heat exchanger unit has a lifespan of 25 years, compared to the 10-15 years of a traditional gas boiler.

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Alan Baxter, sales director at The Linen Quarter, said: “When we joined the Dunfermline district heating system in 2020, we were the largest private development to do so, as we wanted to provide residents with the opportunity to access a more sustainable energy source at reduced costs. We are seeing the benefits of this decision even more clearly as traditional energy costs continue to rise.

“The Linen Quarter is a stunning development with each apartment individually designed to create bespoke spaces that incorporate the architectural significance of the original building. When factoring in the average annual energy cost savings of more than £1,000, these homes really elevate to an incredible opportunity for potential buyers.”

The Linen Quarter combines the elegant heritage of Victorian Italianate architecture with contemporary design and architectural restoration to create well-appointed apartments within walking distance of Dunfermline’s shopping, cultural and travel hubs.

Waste to energy

Dunfermline’s district heating system launched in 2010 and is operated by Fife Council. Using gas created by degrading waste like food scraps and grass cuttings, it is converted into electricity and heat and supplied to a range of public and private buildings and residential homes. District heating is also expected to play a key role in the Scottish Government’s vision of a largely decarbonised heat sector by 2050.

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