Cadworks first in Scotland to use anti-viral air purifying paint

Cadworks first in Scotland to use anti-viral air purifying paint

FORE Partnership, the purpose-driven real estate investment firm, has announced its Cadworks development to be the first building in Scotland to use Airlite anti-viral paint technology that turns walls into natural air purifiers.  Cadworks’ occupiers will be the first in Scotland to benefit from Airlite’s purification power, where the Airlite paint used at the building has the same air purification power as more than three acres of forest.

FORE is developing Cadworks, the 94,000 sq ft speculative office development in Glasgow City Centre.  FORE’s over-arching mission is to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy and to do so in a just way by supporting local communities wherever it is present.  Cadworks is driving tangible and enduring social change in Glasgow and is an exemplar of good sustainable stewardship of the built environment.

Cadworks is set to be Scotland's most green office building, featuring innovative materials such as Airlite paint.  The building will be the first in Scotland to use Airlite, a 100% natural technology that is anti-viral, anti-pollution, anti-bacterial and self-cleaning, developed to improve the air quality inside residential and commercial spaces.  Its protective oxidant barrier decomposes harmful organic and inorganic substances.  It also reduces a building’s solar heat absorption, saving on the cost of air conditioning and lowering C02 emissions.

Basil Demeroutis, FORE’s Managing Partner, said: “Our business is founded on creating positive social and environmental change and there has never been a bigger opportunity to make a difference than now.  To help drive this change, we actively seek out innovative technologies for our buildings, including in the less glamorous but critically important area of building materials.  As we look ahead to COP26, we are proud to showcase this innovation in Glasgow.

“We are certified as a B Corporation, a movement that ensures business is a force for good.  Our Cadworks development – and our partnership with Airlite more specifically – is a great example.  We are proud that Cadworks will be the first building in Scotland to use Airlite, it’s such an innovative, 100% natural product that eats pollutants and viruses for lunch, enhancing the health and wellbeing of our tenants.”

FORE is a leading real estate developer in Glasgow committed to helping Glasgow's most vulnerable communities through its projects.  In 2020, the developer ran an essential appeal on behalf of Refuwegee, supporting refugees who are new to the city.  FORE also led an industry-wide a bike donation initiative enabling local social enterprise Soul Riders to refurbish used bikes and donate them back to the community.  FORE is donating a cargo bike bought from Soul Riders that will enable another local social enterprise, Social Bite, to extend the reach of its delivery service, in line with the City’s 2030 zero carbon emissions target.