Dormont Park

Dormont surveyors celebrated in RICS showcase

The surveyors who were involved in our Dormont Park project have been celebrated as part of the RICS Pride in the Profession showcase.

Built in 2011, Dormont Park comprises eight new-build homes designed and certified to the ultra-low energy PassivHaus standard. This pioneering project was the first commercial scale PassivHaus development in Scotland. Our design incorporated high performance technologies such as Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery (MVHR) units.

With such innovative design and technology, the surveyor’s role was incredibly important. Stuart Callander MRICS, director of McGowan Miller, took the lead on assessing risks involved with the technology used in the buildings. Shonah Urquhart MRICS ensured that the project was delivered on time and in budget, while meeting the constraints of the new Government grant scheme that part-funded the development.

Their diligent work contributed to the building of 8 comfortable, warm homes that lead the way in sustainable architecture in Scotland. Living in well-built, healthier homes with lower fuel bills, tenants are delighted with the results:

‘This is a dream come true. Since my twenties – long before it was even talked about – I have wanted to live in a house like this.’

We are delighted that Stuart and Shonah have been recognised for their hard work and that Dormont Park continues to set the standard for building healthier, happier communities.

The Pride in the Profession initiative marks the 150th anniversary of RICS and demonstrates the significant and positive impact surveyors make on society. Find out more on the RICS website.