We are delighted to share that SSW has been successful in securing funding from both the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and from the Rural Communities Challenge Fund to continue development of our buildings and facilities. With this support we will be able to further our commitment to practically improving access and environmental sustainability here at SSW. Through this next phase of our capital project we will be; converting and extending the bothy store into a new accessible bedroom and bathroom for residents, making renovations to our shared kitchen, landscaping the SSW courtyard including leveling access as well as extending our biomass boiler to the bothy in order to reduce our carbon emissions for this area.
SSW will continue working with Collective Architecture in the design and development of this exciting next stage in our capital master plan as well as a specialist access consultant to ensure our work is meeting the needs of our users.
“It is game changing to us that for the first time in SSW’s history we will be able to provide onsite accessible accommodation and accessible kitchen facilities to both resident artists and our local community. We are excited to be able to move forward with our phased site development continuing our work to open up access to our workshops and facilities here in Lumsden. The extension of our biomass boiler is also vital in pushing us closer to our net zero emissions target.”
Sam Trotman, SSW Director