Date 31 Mar 2022
Morrison Construction’s HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre (HEIC) project in Kilmarnock scooped Regeneration Project of the Year at the Scottish Property Awards in recognition of its excellent environmental credentials.
The £13m scheme is part of a wider regeneration of a former industrial site, providing a blueprint for new low-carbon energy sites in Scotland as a sustainable, state-of-the-art building powered by renewable energy.
It utilises extensive Photo Voltaic (PV) panels, including a solar battery system allowing it capture and store energy to power the building, as well as innovative ‘hydro boxes’ throughout the welfare facilities that provide heat recovery.
The Centre is intended to give a space for entrepreneurs to create and grow digital and cyber businesses, with the aid of training and research facilities.
The Scottish Property Awards is an independent awards programme that recognises projects and people in commercial and public property development across Scotland.
David Ewing, the incoming Managing Director for Morrison Construction Building Central, commented: “The HEIC project is a fantastic achievement, and we are delighted it has been recognised in this way by the Scottish Property Awards. Pioneering low carbon construction is a key part of our Sustainable Growth Strategy, and I congratulate all those involved in winning this award.”
Other Morrison Construction finalists at the prestigious awards included the Calderwood Primary School, Ayr Grammar and Lockhart Campus.