The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and Dumfries Farming and Land Ltd are working with respected Ayrshire housebuilder Hope Homes Scotland Ltd., and sustainable housebuilder ZeroC, to deliver the new sustainable community called Knockroon.
The team is headed by Andrew Hamilton, BSc, FRICS, MVO who, for 20 years, has been coordinating the Duchy of Cornwall’s Poundbury community in Dorset as Poundbury Development Director.
Hope Homes Scotland are based in Ayrshire, only a few miles from Knockroon. The company has been building new homes and commercial property for over 20 years. As a family business, they have built up an enviable reputation for quality, customer service and incredible value for money.
Hope Homes take great care in constructing the kind of homes in which people want to live. Homes that are thoughtfully designed, solidly built and well finished by tradesmen that take pride in their work. With a reliable, highly-skilled workforce the company has built over 1,000 new homes and commercial properties in Scotland.
Based in Poundbury, Dorchester, ZeroC has been delivering very high quality sustainable homes for over a decade. The company has, over the years, won many national and regional awards for its market leading schemes.
ZeroC’s current projects include the 80 home athlete’s village for the 2012 Olympic sailing events in Weymouth, a 300 home sustainable housing development in central Chichester, and a zero carbon 40 home scheme in Yeovil, Somerset. The company is also one of only three residential developers delivering the 2,000 home Duchy of Cornwall Poundbury development in Dorchester.
The recently constructed Officer’s Field development in Weymouth (2012 Olympic sailing events athlete’s village) has been awarded Housing Project of the Year at the Building Awards 2012.
Outside of the West Country, ZeroC is currently delivering low carbon homes in West Wales, Worcestershire and Yorkshire.
ZeroC has sustainability at the heart of every project it undertakes and has spearheaded, within the United Kingdom, the delivery of low carbon homes within traditional architecture.
ZeroC firmly believes that architecture is not a barrier to sustainability and design quality is very much at the heart of every ZeroC scheme.
The company has its own in house sustainable consultancy (Ecofirst Consult) and its own renewable technology supply/install business (Ecofirst). Ecofirst supplies/installs photovoltaics and manufactures wood pellet boilers under the Woodpecker brand.
ZeroC has never built the same house on two different developments. The company’s philosophy has always been to build the right house in the right location.