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  • Blog: Why asset vesting is so important

    Asset vesting is one of the newest strings we’ve added to our bow to support the developer community. Elaine Meikle, Project Manager, plays an important part in ensuring the success of our projects and has worked across a number of teams in Scottish Water before bringing her skill and expertise…

  • FastTrack Drainage celebrated for innovation

    Our FastTrack Drainage design validation tool has been awarded finalist in this years Institute of Water Scotland Innovation Awards! Recognised for its leading-edge technology, our online tool was one of three finalists in the awards which recognises companies in the water sector for their commitment to innovation and always pushing…

  • New Asset Vesting service launched

    Scottish Water Horizons has launched a new service to support developers with remediating unvested water and waste water assets across Scotland. Housing developers can now benefit from an end-to-end remediation service which helps facilitate safe adoption of unvested assets by Scottish Water. The brand new service includes initial consultation and…

  • FastTrack Drainage celebrates project success

    Our brand-new drainage design validation service has proven its worth with the first round of projects now successfully through the system. One of the projects through our FastTrack Drainage online portal came from CALA Homes (West) who submitted drainage designs to support their new planned development in Killearn, Stirling.  …

  • Launch of ‘pre-approved’ design to accelerate new homes to market

    A brand new pre-approved design service, which will significantly speed up construction and vesting of waste water pumping stations, is now available to developers throughout Scotland. Developed by Scottish Water Horizons, in partnership with Xylem Water Solutions UK & Ireland , a leading water technology company, the new ‘ready-to-use’ design…

  • Pioneering design validation system launched

    A new digital platform which substantially accelerates the speed at which housing developers gain required approvals has the potential to revolutionise how drainage designs are validated in Scotland. Developed by Scottish Water Horizons in partnership with Atkins, a global engineering consultancy, the pioneering new system ‘FastTrack Drainage’, radically reduces the…

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