A.C. Whyte host Green Homes Festival visit in Murrayburn

A.C. Whyte hosted a visit to our site in Murrayburn, Edinburgh for the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV), Green Homes Festival which forms as part of the Edinburgh Fringe in collaboration with the Federation of Master Builders.

A.C. Whyte are delivering a multi year, major refurbishment programme, in partnership with The City of Edinburgh Council, where we are delighted to have recently secured a further £6m of works, across four phases.

The programme is designed to help all home owners – both council and private – repair, maintain and improve jointly owned low-rise blocks, to maximise the energy efficiency of their homes and ultimately save money on their fuel bills.

This programme allows contractors, like ourselves to build in community wealth initiatives, which will go on to help support their vision to create the 20-minute neighbourhood. Edinburgh City Council residents will benefit as A.C. Whyte and others, have and will continue to create opportunities within our tailored community benefits plan where residents will train, work and live within their communities, supporting a just transition to net zero.

Visitors were taken on a tour to see the various stages of the works, led by our Contracts Manager, Sean McGuire, this was followed by a Q&A session with our team afterwards. Gordon Nelson, Scotland Director of the Federation of Master Builders and one of organisers of the Green Homes Festival, commented:

Sean McGuire and the team at FMB member company A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd were excellent hosts in an enjoyable and informative walking tour of the company’s ground-breaking programme at Murrayburn. Some delegates arrived via sustainable transport and in style, courtesy of a Mercedes eVito Tourer kindly supplied by Western Commercial | Mercedes-Benz.

We all benefitted from learning about the project which is greatly improving the conditions and energy efficiency of mixed tenure homes. I wish A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd the very best with this and other projects that are underway – with the project at Murrayburn, definitely one to enter for the 2023 Master Builder Awards.

The event was enjoyed by all and we were delighted to have played a key role in showcasing the collective hard work, which has been put into making these projects a real success.