ScottishPower and The HALO Scotland have announced a ground-breaking partnership that will see the energy giant established as the headline partner of the Kilmarnock urban regeneration initiative. The announcement heralds the launch of a £5 million, five-year programme by ScottishPower and The HALO project, building upon the ‘utility of the future’ vision. The energy company will be a leader in The HALO’s Innovation and Enterprise Centre and its Digital and Cyber Zone where The HALO and ScottishPower will create a cyber and digital training and learning facility at the forefront of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’.
To top this all off, ScottishPower’s long-term support for The HALO will shine like a beacon via The HALO Light located on the roof of the state-of-the-art building.
The HALO Kilmarnock is a regeneration initiative located on the site of the former Johnnie Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. It is being shaped as a multi-faceted brown-field regeneration that will create a unique urban park with a dynamic commercial, educational, cultural, leisure and lifestyle quarter.
A proposed low carbon, renewable deep geothermal district heating network could address fuel costs on the site and have the capability of being extended to service other areas of the community. The development will also include a light manufacturing facility and private rental accommodation for key workers.