Plans for a development of futuristic homes have been boosted by £2million of European funding.
The cash has been awarded to the groundbreaking sustainable development innovation park at Ravenscraig in Motherwell, being developed by Building Research Establishment (BRE) Scotland.
The innovation park aims to influence the future of house-building in Scotland by incorporating four full-scale demonstration houses to showcase how the issues such as such as affordability, energy efficiency, and the use of recycled materials can be tackled.
BRE has secured the funding from Edinburgh Napier University, which has been awarded cash from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The money will allow BRE to support Scottish companies in demonstrate and assessing the feasibility of new low-carbon housing technologies for the next three years.
The innovation park is part of the wider Ravenscraig development on the site of the former steelworks.
Once completed, it will be home to more than 10,000 people.
The £200m first phase, which is nearing completion, includes the £32m regional sports facility, Motherwell College's £70m campus and the 850 new family homes.
The £500m second phase will create a new town centre with one million sq ft of retail, leisure, restaurant and community facilities, all served by a new railway station.
Jim Fitzsimons, project director at Ravenscraig Ltd, said: "The BRE innovation park will be a fantastic platform for low-carbon technologies and processes which will lead the world."
BRE is inviting companies from across Scotland to submit proposals for the demonstration homes.