Edinburgh Napier University



Demonstrator home to showcase Scottish homegrown timber at COP26

A team of experts exploring the mainstream use of homegrown timber in the construction sector has secured funding for the next phase of a demonstrator project which will see the first two-storey modular home manufactured from Scottish mass timber displayed during COP26.

Published 17 September 2021

New peatland construction methods could unlock further rural housing developments

A new study is being carried out into more environmentally friendly methods for laying housing foundations on peatland that could pave the way for increased economic development in parts of the Highlands and Islands, while mitigating disruption to the natural ecosystem and captured carbon dioxide.

Published 29 June 2021

Wheatley Group to participate in digital site inspection research

A consortium of researchers is undertaking a project that could pave the way for the mainstream adoption of using digital technologies to remotely inspect construction sites – a move that could underpin a quicker and more efficient sector in Scotland.

Published 19 May 2021

Exhibition showcasing sustainable offsite manufacturing in Scotland opens in Glasgow

A new exhibition currently open in Glasgow is showcasing sustainable buildings factory-made from wood, demonstrating how innovative timber engineering methods can overcome traditional construction challenges.

Published 28 October 2019

Degree show project helps create community in new housing developments

An Edinburgh Napier student is looking to use his design skills to help foster a sense of community in new housing developments.

Published 24 May 2019

Blog: Volumetric homes have the potential to be a smart and healthy housebuilding solution

Jon Stinson and Julio Bros Williamson, research fellows in the Institute for Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University, believe that smarter, better, faster – homes built in a factory benefit everyone.

Published 29 August 2018

Working group formed to ensure long-term future for housebuilding skills

The Scottish Government is to work with key stakeholders to ensure the right skills are available for housing and construction developments.

Published 26 April 2018

Link and Paragon complete new development for social rent in Alva

A new housing development for Link Group Ltd and Paragon Housing Association at Queen Street, Alva has been opened officially opened by the minister for local government and housing, Kevin Stewart.

Published 15 March 2018

Edinburgh student halls clad in Grenfell Tower material

A student halls of residence belonging to Napier University in Edinburgh has been found to be clad in the same material as the Grenfell Tower block in London.

Published 28 June 2017

Edinburgh Napier Hackathon event tackles city’s homelessness

Students from Edinburgh Napier University have showcased their creative skills at a 24 hour event aimed at tackling homelessness in the city.

Published 16 February 2017

Edinburgh Napier graduate nabs top HR award

A digital skills trainer with housing and care provider Blackwood is celebrating his success having scooped a prestigious industry award, after just one year in the job.

Published 7 December 2016

Napier University invests £3m in ‘green gold’ timber research hub

A new research hub will use the “green gold” of Scotland’s forests to support the construction of sustainable housing in the UK.

Published 6 December 2016

Students move into £13m Edinburgh development

The first Edinburgh Napier University students have moved into a new £13 million accommodation development on the site of a former warehouse in the city’s Dalry area.

Published 13 September 2016

Mitsubishi praises Kingdom's Housing Innovation Showcase

Kingdom Housing Association met with representatives from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Heriot Watt University keen to learn more about the Housing Innovation Showcase at Dunlin Drive, Dunfermline.

Published 13 November 2015

Innovative BRE app could help social landlords tackle fuel poverty

An innovative new app has been launched which promises to help social landlords and housebuilders in providing more energy efficient homes, reducing fuel poverty and carbon emissions and improving the health of tenants.

Published 14 October 2015