- SALTIRE SOCIETY HOUSING DESIGN AWARDS – SHORTLISTED (2012)
Development at Golspie Street, Glasgow
This development comprises a total of 114 units for sale and low cost rent on a site that was previously developed with tenemental properties. The site is located within the central Govan area of Glasgow with a long industrial history associated with the adjacent ship yards.The buildings vary in height between 4‐6 storeys with the main terrace comprising steel framed construction with composite concrete floor construction. A smaller gap site block is constructed in timber frame. A mix of traditional masonry and curtain walling cladding was used supported on an inner leaf of metal studding. The civil works for the site involved contamination remediation and gas protection measures. The foundations involved augured piling to reduce potential vibrations on the adjacent tenement buildings.
- GREEN APPLE AWARD (2012) / SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS ‐ SMALL AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – SHORTLISTED (2012)/ FIFE PARTNERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD – SHORTLISTED / VIBES AWARD – WINNER (2012)
Development at Housing Innovation Showcase, Dunlin Drive, Dunfermline
Development at Housing Innovation Showcase, Dunlin Drive, Dunfermline
This development comprises 26 houses and cottage flats was the test bed for 10 differing forms of Modern Methods of Construction ranging from full modular building finished in the factory to insulated formwork with plain concrete walls. Specialist system such as SIPS, Closed Panel pre finished breathing wall solution were also used. As engineers for the Project we were involed in the detail design and SER Certification of the various approaches adopted in site. Please go to HIS website (www.housinginnovationshowcase.co.uk) for further information.
- SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS ‐ ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD – HIGHLY COMMENDED (2012) / HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS FOR SCOTLAND –SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – COMMENDED (2012)
Development at Garscube Road/Hopehill Road, Glasgow
This project comprises 117 new build houses and flats of mixed tenure including a 34 unit sheltered housing building at Garscube Road in Glasgow. The buildings range in height from 2 to 6 storeys including undercroft car parking and a main feature of this development is the external amenity deck to the rear of the properties which is constructed in lightweight metal framing.
The buildings were utilised a mix of construction techniques including steel frame to span the basement car parking, traditional construction for the lower floors and timber frame for the upper floors and low rise housing. 6 storey high steel towers were used to support the precast concrete stair cores and thereby reduce construction time by removing the stair walls from the critical path for construction. The development incorporates renewable energy sources in the form of solar panels and was awarded the very good BREEAM rating.
- HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS FOR SCOTLAND ‐ SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – WINNER (2012)
Green Street, Glasgow
This development comprises new office accommodation for Thenue Housing Association, a care facility for the Aberlour Trust and 32 new flats accommodated in a single block on London Road, Glasgow. The development also comprises sixteen two storey houses and cottage flats constructed on Green Street. The office block is 4 to 6 storeys in height comprising a steel frame with composite metal deck flooring supported on piles and reinforced concrete ground beams. The structural foundation design takes cognisance of the close proximity to the London Road railway tunnel which lies to the south of the site by the use of low vibration piling methods.
- SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS ‐ SMALL AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – WINNER (2012) / ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE AWARD (HOUSING DEVELOPMENT) – WINNER (2012) / ROYAL INCORPORATION OF ARCHITECTS in SCOTLAND AWARDS – WINNER (2012) / GLASGOW INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS DESIGN ‐ WINNER (2012) / URBAN DESIGN SCOTTISH DESIGN AWARDS (AFFORDABLE HOUSING) ‐ WINNER (2012) / URBAN DESIGN SCOTTISH DESIGN AWARDS (RENGENERATION) – COMMENDATION (2012) / SALTIRE SOCIETY HOUSING DESIGN AWARDS – SHORTLISTED (2012)
Development at Fore Street, Glasgow
Fore Street is built on the site of the former Star Bakery and a derelict workshop. Surrounded on three sides by 4‐ storey tenement housing and commercial premises this constrained, narrow site with restricted access, posed a real challenge for the design team and contractor. There are a total of 15 dwellings (12 mainstream and 3 particular needs), all for housing association rent. The houses are designed to reduce energy consumption; cut maintenance and management costs for the Association; and reduce fuel bills for residents. The development achieves Eco Homes Very Good standard and all dwellings are designed to comply with Housing for Varying Needs. The project has achieved Secure by Design accreditation.
- URBAN DESIGN SCOTTISH DESIGN AWARDS (2012 ) / SALTIRE SOCIETY HOUSING DESIGN AWARDS – SHORTLISTED (2012)
Conversion of Rothsay Sherriff Court Buildings
Refurbishment and façade retention of 19th century listed building to form 25 residential units. The works comprised the part demolition and façade retention of one elevation and significant refurbishment of the remaining building. A new steel frame structure with concrete floors was constructed behind the retained façade with various structural alterations also carried out to the existing building, comprehensive rot works and stone repairs were also carried out.
- NATIONAL GREEN CHAMPION (2012)
The Kingdom House for Kingdom Housing Association
This project delivered the first passive house in Scotland for affordable rent in Scotland. Built using highly insulated modern offsite fabricated timber frame system, the house was erected in one day. The renewable technologies include solar panels, photovoltaic panels and air source heat pump.
- SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS ‐ SENIOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – WINNER (2012) / SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS ‐ SMALL AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – HIGHLY COMMENDED (2012) / SALITIRE SOCIETY HOUSING DESIGN AWARDS – SHORTLISTED (2012)
Development at Methlan Park, Dumbarton
This development comprises 28 contemporary cottage flats. It aims to achieve a modern interpretation of a traditional Scottish rural aesthetic while maintaining a close relationship to the conservation area site and its surroundings. The scheme is primarily catered for the frail & elderly. This part will be supervised and will be offering them a secure environment with limited support. The dwellings are designed to surpass current building standards and regulations and comply with Housing for Varying Needs. The schemes promotes sustainability through the incorporation of Solar thermal panes, shared heating system, high levels of insulation, extensive green roofs, green walls, rainwater harvesting, and extensive communal landscape to encourage vegetable growing and edible gardens. We also tried to showcase the use of Scottish Larch in modern construction.
- HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS FOR SCOTLAND ‐ BEST REGENERATION PROJECT – WINNER (2012) / SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS ‐ LARGE AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT – FINALIST (2012) / SALTIRE SOCIETY HOUSING DESIGN AWARDS – SHORTLISTED (2012)
Development at St Anthony’s, Garmouth Street, Govan
This new build project adjacent to Elder Park in Govan is a mixed tenure development. The development has been designed to offer a wide variety of house/apartment types to suit a variety of users. The elevations have been designed to create a hybrid between suburban and urban housing, with a strong connection between inside and out. The various block types all have their own distinct character, yet share common materials and window proportions. The development is situated on Govan Road with excellent transportation and amenity links. The project provides a combination of 116 houses and apartments. 35 units are for private sale, 15 units are shared equity 'Homestake' properties and 56 units are for rent.
- URBAN DESIGN SCOTTISH DESIGN AWARDS ‐SHORTLIST (2012)
Development at Blochairn Place
The site comprises 113 units ranging in height from 2 to 7 storeys arranged in 4 blocks. Ground floor commercial office space is also provided within Block 1.
A main feature of this development was its industrial history which resulted in severe levels of contamination across the site. Initial studies estimated remediation works in the region of £2.0m. However with close collaboration between the engineers, main contractor and contaminated land officer, a rigorous method of testing and recycling excavated soils reduced remediation costs by more than 50%.