The award recognises the green credentials of The HALO Kilmarnock and will be used to deliver a sustainable low carbon energy system, using 100% renewable energy to service businesses and the residential community at The HALO Kilmarnock. The project is an innovative urban regeneration initiative that is set to revitalise the centre of Kilmarnock and support the growth and resilience of the Ayrshire economy through the training and re-skilling of young people in the area.
The Green Economy Fund was established in 2018, by SP Energy Networks, the licensed Electricity Distributor (DNO) for Central & Southern Scotland and a corporate partner at The HALO Kilmarnock. The fund aims to support projects that will ultimately help the Scottish Government in reaching its green targets.
On collecting the award, Marie Macklin, founder and executive chair of The HALO Urban Regeneration Company, said:
“The HALO aims not just to boost the economy on Kilmarnock, Ayrshire and Scotland as a whole but to do so in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. This award symbolises that approach and will support us in harnessing renewable energy right across the development.”
Caption: Marie was accompanied in accepting the Green Economy Fund award by (left to right): fellow directors, Fraser Morrison, Drew Macklin and Gary Deans.