From left to right;
Jamie Macfarlane Crown Estate Scotland – ZeroFour Development Manager
Scott Adams Turner & Townsend – Project Manager
Gillian Smith Ironside Farrar – Landscape Architect
Henry Farrar Ironside Farrar – Planning Consultant
David Gray Turner & Townsend – QS/Cost Consultancy
Andy Phinn Cundall – Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Lead
Holly Foster Cundall – Civil Engineer Hydrology
John McLoughlin Cundall – Infrastructure Project Lead
Greg Duncan NORR – Architect
Russell Baxter NORR - Architect
John Simpson Cundall Johnston & Partners – Infrastructure Project Lead
Cundall’s Edinburgh-based Infrastructure team has been awarded one of seven key contracts for the delivery of Crown Estate Scotland’s ZeroFour innovation hub at Montrose.
The delivery team, which now comprises of an architect, cost consultant, infrastructure engineer, landscape architect, principal designer, planning consultant and project manager, will work to transform the 123-acre estate into a purpose-built, innovation park that will offer modern infrastructure, green energy solutions and facilities amid the beauty of the Angus coastline.
Cundall will provide all the infrastructure design for the project, including highway design, blue/green corridors, lighting design, energy strategy and masterplanning.
Commenting on Cundall’s involvement in the project, John Simpson, Senior Civil Engineer, said, “We are really excited to join the delivery team for this project. The ambition for the hub is to support clean, green economic growth, which aligns closely with our commitment to working with clients who value sustainable design and the betterment of the communities.”
Other companies announced as part of the delivery team so far include architect NORR, cost consultant Turner & Townsend and landscape architect and planning consultant, Ironside Farrar.
Jamie Macfarlane, built development manager for Crown Estate Scotland, said, “Having this team in place is an important step towards the next stage of this exciting development. ZeroFour is perfectly positioned to support the burgeoning offshore wind sector and wider blue economy.”
“We want to offer a great location for companies looking to create, innovate and thrive in the blue and green economies as well as those who simply want a greener and more sustainable base for their business. The seven companies, which are now onboard, share our vision of making ZeroFour a key part of Scotland’s net-zero future.”
Montrose ZeroFour will offer high quality, flexible space, with innovative, energy efficient design, and provide options for a range of businesses, from start-ups to research and development and large-scale manufacturers. Plans for the hub include amenity space and hotel accommodation with an emphasis on greener spaces and design features, accessible to the wider community, that enhance the natural surroundings.
It is expected that preparation and infrastructure will start in winter 2022/2023 and serviced plots will be ready for business to access from 2023.