Rising Sun Project


 Peter on Viewing BalconySolar Thermal Tubes at Arthur Streetviewing balcony interior

In 1998 Giroscope purchased a large derelict property with workshops. Located in one of the most deprived wards in the UK, St Andrews, this building, after extensive renovation, became our office and a Social Enterprise Park known as 23 Arthur Street. Providing affordable workspaces for small local businesses, 23 Arthur Street also acts as our test bed for Solar renewable technologies as part of our conscious effort to introduce ‘green’ means of energy production.

Acting as a useful learning resource and working example of Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic Panels the public are welcome to come and visit 23 Arthur Street to observe the systems from our new viewing balcony.

The Rising Sun Project is our commitment to the demonstration and continued education of solar renewable energy systems within our local community. The project is continually evolving as we consider and research new solar technologies and more recently, the possible benefits that the Green Deal can offer to local residents and businesses alike.

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Following the success of the LEAF project, Giroscope have updated the solar 'learning wall' that accompanies the solar technology displays. Photos can be seen here, or alternatively, pop in. 

Giroscope's Housing Pledge

  • So long as the conditions of the tenancy are met, you have the right to remain in your home for as long as you wish.
  • Giroscope will not sell your house, or transfer ownership to another landlord so long as you are a tenant of that house.
  • Giroscope will not borrow money against its property in a way that endangers the financial stability of the organisation and puts your home at risk.