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EMIC-GEM Case Study - NearHome New Build & Retrofit.docx

Case Study

Name of Case Study: NearHome – New Build and Retrofit

Country: Scotland

Partner: Built Environment – Smarter Transformation

Company: ECOSystems Technologies Ltd.

Ecosystems Technologies is an innovative PropTech company dedicated to digital
transformation in the construction industry, applied innovation in timber technology and
the democratisation of sustainable, healthy building solutions.

Link to Website: https://www.ecosystemstech.com/

Overview / Project Summary:

Client Transport Scotland

Contract Design & Manufacture

Date range Sept 2021 onward (ongoing)

Value £375k for initial project - thereafter anticipated significant
opportunity for wider roll out

Location Various, Scotland

Other Stakeholders BE-ST; SFT; South Lanarkshire Council, Scotland wide

Local Authorities

The NearHome project was funded by Transport Scotland under the Work Local
Challenge Programme established to tackle issues that have arisen as a result of the
COVID-19 pandemic.

Specifically the project was established to support the creation of local work hubs to
respond to changes in work and travel patterns.

Ecosystems Technologies were appointed as principal designer for the Nearhome
consortium consisting of BE-ST, Transport Scotland, South Lanarkshire Council, Scottish
Futures Trust and a range of specialist consultants.

The Nearhome prototype was demonstrated at COP26.

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The post-COVID-19 era has presented us with the challenge of re-imagining the
workspace and has accelerated a change in the relationship between employer and
employee that will require a more flexible approach to the concept of “place of work”.

In this context, Transport Scotland and the Government are investing in the identification
of solutions for creating localised and accessible workplace hubs.

Their strategic objectives are to:

Office Address:

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