Awards

  • HOMES FOR SCOTLAND AWARDS – DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR LARGE – WINNER (2021) / GLASGOW INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTS - LARGE DEVELOPMENT - WINNER (2021)

    Development at Hinshelwood Drive, Glasgow

    This project comprised of 152 flats, including 116 for social rent and 36 for mid-market rent. Hinshelwood drive, Glasgow is a mixture of one and two bedroomed flats, including six adapted for the disabled.

    HOMES FOR SCOTLAND AWARDS – DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR MEDIUM – WINNER (2021)

    Development at Buckley Street, Glasgow

    The project comprised the conversion of existing school buildings and the newbuild construction of 8No timber frame cottage flats together with development of new drainage and road infrastructure within the former school playground.

    HOMES FOR SCOTLAND AWARDS – DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR SMALL – COMMENDED (2021)

    Development at Creveul Court, Glasgow

    Construction of 22 units of timber frame construction. 1 four storey block comprising of 16 flats and 2 smaller blocks, comprising of 6 bungalows in total.

    INSIDE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AWARDS - BEST AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT - WINNER (2021), INSIDE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AWARDS - BEST HEALTHY HOMES DEVELOPMENT (RURAL AND SUBURBAN) - WINNER (2021), SALTIRE SOCIETY HOUSING DESIGN AWARDS – MULTIPLE DWELLING AWARD – WINNER – (2021), HOMES FOR SCOTLAND AWARDS – JUDGES SPECIAL MERIT (2021).

    Development at Gannochy, Perth

    This new 48-home development was designed to integrate with Gannochy Trust's neighbouring model village development, which was constructed by former Scotch whisky entrepreneur and philanthropist Arthur Kinmond (A K) Bell back the 1920s.

    THE HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS FOR SCOTLAND – WINNER (2021) / HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT SCOTLAND’S CONSERVATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE AWARD – RENOVATION OF THE YEAR – WINNER (2021) / SALTIRE SOCIETY HOUSING DESIGN AWARDS – SALTIRE MEDAL – WINNER – (2021)

    Development at Bell Street Stables

    Bell Street Stables is a Grade B Listed 1890s industrial building in Calton, Glasgow, built to house the cleansing department including its many Clydesdale horses. The brief was to convert the building into 52 mid-market affordable rent flats.

    INSIDE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AWARDS – BEST AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT – SHORTLIST

    Development at Helenvale, Glasgow

    The project comprised the construction of 2no. 3 storey blocks of flats containing 30 residential units.

    GLASGOW INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTS - LARGE DEVELOPMENT - WINNER (2021)

    Development at Fielden Street, Glasgow

    The Fielden Street development forms part of the overall re-generation of the Camlachie area of Glasgow. It comprises a mix of 52 residential units; three storey terraced townhouses, a 4 storey flatted block and one 6 storey block all set around a combination of public and private outdoor spaces, including a community garden and play space.

  • SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS HOUSING REGENERATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR WINNER (2020)

    Development at Buckley Street, Glasgow

    The project comprised the conversion of existing school buildings and the newbuild construction of 8No timber frame cottage flats together with development of new drainage and road infrastructure within the former school playground.

    SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS – AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – FINALIST (2020)

    Development at Dalmarnock Riverside

    This project involved the development of a total of 550 units for mixed tenure of affordable for sale and social rented accommodations.

    SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS – AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – FINALIST (2020)

    Development at Hinshelwood Drive, Glasgow

    This project involved the development of a total of 550 units for mixed tenure of affordable for sale and social rented accommodations.

    SCOTTISH DESIGN AWARDS - AFFORDABLE HOUSING – AWARD AND COMMENDATION (2020) / SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS – RENOVATION OF THE YEAR – WINNER (2020)

    Development at Bell Street Stables

    Bell Street Stables is a Grade B Listed 1890s industrial building in Calton, Glasgow, built to house the cleansing department including its many Clydesdale horses. The brief was to convert the building into 52 mid-market affordable rent flats.

    SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS – AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – FINALIST (2020)

    Development at Shawbridge Street, Pollokshaws, Glasgow

    Shawbridge Street is located in the heart of the thriving community, once being home to the long-demolished Pollokshaws high-rise flats, adjacent to the Pollokshaws Parish Church consisting comprising a mix of 42 flats with supported accommodation provided for the elderly/ those with decreased mobility.

    Spread across 2 blocks reaching 4 storeys, Shawbridge Street has reinstated a frontage along the main road with dual aspect properties provided with balconies in order to maximise light whilst a rear courtyard offers communal civic and parking spaces.

    SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS – AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – FINALIST (2020)

    Development at Cathkin Braes (Phase 7), Glasgow

    This project comprises 22 houses and flats on a former school site on Ardenglen Road in Castlemilk, Glasgow. The development backs on to the Cathkin Braes Country Park and comprises of 2 blocks of 3 storey flats and 2 blocks of 2 storey terraced houses.

    SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS – AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – FINALIST (2020)

    Development at Laurieston Living

    This development of affordable housing includes 46 homes for social rent, largely a mix of one and two bedroom flats, and a three bedroom flat on the ground floor that is adapted for a person using a wheelchair. There are also 9 properties in the development which were sold under the new supply shared equity scheme. The site was had various challenges from and engineering perspective. The structure varies from 4 to 7 storeys and is of steel frame construction.

  • THE HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS – AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – SHORTLIST (2019)

    Development at Carrick Terrace, Dumbarton

    New build development comprising of 31 two storey semi-detached and terraced houses and cottage flats on a site in Dumbarton that was formerly occupied by a previous housing development. The works also involved the construction of a new replacement shop unit. All of the new residential buildings and the shop unit were constructed in timber frame with facing brick finish to the elevations. The roof structure of the shop unit required a bespoke design to provide an area storage area within the roof space.

    THE HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS – AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – SHORTLIST (2019)

    Development at Wallacewell Gate

    A development of 44 residential units comprising 3 storey flats, cottage flats, 2 storey houses and supported accommodation bungalows. The site was subject to several constraints in the form of the following: south west corner of the site was below the flood plain, a live culverted water course traversed the site and much of the site was underlain by peat at depth.

    The external works comprised the removal of the peat where it extended below the adopted roads and footways, construction of compensatory basin storage to address the areas where the development encroached on the flood plain, access road/parking and adoptable drainage. Buildings were of timber frame construction supported on a combination of piled foundation and reinforced concrete strips on trench fill.

    THE HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS – AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – SHORTLIST (2019)

    Development at Meiklerig Crescent, Pollok

    New build development on steeply sloping former primary school site in southern Glasgow, comprising 67 two storey semi-detached and terraced houses and cottage flats with associated new adopted road and drainage infrastructure. The development layout was designed to make best use of the topography of the site by following the existing contours with the new access road and positioning the blocks to minimise retention, whilst maximising useable garden space. The topography of the site give it a prominent position with great views over the southern part of the city.

    THE HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS – AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – SHORTLIST (2019)

    Development at Stanley Road, Ardrossan

    New build development comprising of 28 two storey terraced houses and cottage flats on a former primary school site in Ardrossan. Prior to development the site was bound on three sides with steeply sloping ground with access constrained to one side off an existing road. The site was levelled by upfilling and constructing a timber crib retaining wall along the boundary on two sides in order to make it viable for redevelopment and to maximise the number of units that could be accommodated.

  • BRICK AWARDS, LONDON – URBAN REGENERATION – COMMENDATION (2018)

    Development at Carmichael Court

    This is a small L Shaped site of approx. 0.22ha and is located in the centre of Stevenson, Ayrshire. The site is relatively flat with similar levels to the surrounding land and bounded with stone walls on all sides.

    Prior to redevelopment it was previously occupied by what were thought to be residential buildings which had been cleared prior to our client purchasing the site. The proposal for the site was 12 units on what is a compact site. The number of units as always required to be maximized to make the site financially viable.

    CIA AWARD – EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING – WINNER (2018) 
THE HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS FOR SCOTLAND 2018 - DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR - WINNER

    Development at Dougrie Drive, Castlemilk

    This development provided 130 affordable home for Glasgow Housing Association with associated access and amenity spaces. Large courtyard blocks at one end and traditional terraced housing at the other, bookened the main run of ‘courtyard clusters’ small buildings of semi-detached houses and cottage flats grouped around public, semi-private and private external spaces.

    THE HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS FOR SCOTLAND 2018 - BEST REGENERATION AWARD – WINNER (2018)

    Development at Brand Street/ Harvie Street, Glasgow

    This development was previously vacant except for the existing building to Harvie Street which served as the original Tram Depot offices. This site comprised 105 units, 85 new build and 20 refurbishment. The mix of accommodation included flatted blocks, terraced houses and cottage flats.

    THE HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS FOR SCOTLAND 2018 - AFFORDABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR - COMMENDATION (2018)

    Development at Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan

    This development comprised of 70No new building housing units with a mixture of two and three bedroom houses, cottage flats and three storey common close flats for social rent. This site occupies part of a large former industrial site.

  • HOME FOR SCOTLAND AWARD – AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – WINNER

    Development at Sighthill, Glasgow

    This development was for the provision of 154No. Low Rise Mixed Affordable housing units ranging from 2‐4 storeys on a site that was previously occupied by multi‐storey flats. Major Utility diversion work together and coordination with councils engineers for future phases were particular features of redeveloping this site.

    This site was also severely contaminated due to its proximity to an historic chemical works and therefore required remediation works. Foundations were a mix of traditional and piled solutions to suit the varying ground conditions.

    HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS – BEST HOUSING REGENERATION CATEGORY – WINNER

    Development at Milncroft Road, Glasgow

    This development comprised of the construction of 60No. units for social rent and a children’s residential unit. The children’s unit was designed to blend unto the overall development. The site situated adjacent to the M8 in Glasgow and was complex due to the steeply sloping topography, stopping up of existing roads and infrastructure at the site. G3 (formerly Scott Bennett Associates) also provided Principal Designer and environmental consultancy services with respect to contamination.

    RICS SCOTLAND AWARDS – RESIDENTIAL COMMENDATION (2016) HOUSING EXCELLENCE AWARDS – BEST SUPPORTED/SHELTERED HOUSING (2016) HOUSING INNOVATION AWARDS – MOST INNOVATIVE SUPPORTED/SHELTERED HOUSING SCHEME (2016)

    Development at Bellrock Crescent, Glasgow

    This development comprised of 51No. flats in Glasgow for the veterans and former merchant mariners by Scottish Veterans Housing Association and its supporting charity Scottish Veterans Residences. The site is located on Bellrock Crescent in the Cranhill area of Glasgow. The accommodation includes 30 supported flats and facilities including gymnasium, training and education rooms, health resources, a training kitchen/café and kitchen garden.

    The building features a large span saw toothed roof structure which forms the kitchen and dining room. The building is constructed using a combination of timber, steel frame and traditional masonry construction. Services undertaken by G3 formerly Scott Associates included Civil and Structural Engineering, Geo‐Environmental Services and CDM Coordinator.

  • HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS – AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR COMMENDATION (2015) / SALTIRE AWARDS – INNOVATION ON HOUSING COMMENDATION (2015)

    Development at Bellrock Crescent, Glasgow

    This development comprised of 51No. flats in Glasgow for the veterans and former merchant mariners by Scottish Veterans Housing Association and its supporting charity Scottish Veterans Residences. The site is located on Bellrock Crescent in the Cranhill area of Glasgow. The accommodation includes 30 supported flats and facilities including gymnasium, training and education rooms, health resources, a training kitchen/café and kitchen garden.

    The building features a large span saw toothed roof structure which forms the kitchen and dining room. The building is constructed using a combination of timber, steel frame and traditional masonry construction. Services undertaken by G3 formerly Scott Associates included Civil and Structural Engineering, Geo‐Environmental Services and CDM Coordinator.

    THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF HOUSING AWARDS – EXCELLENCE IN REGENERATION AWARD / HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS ‐ BEST REGENERATION PROJECT (2015)

    Development at Vineburgh, Irvine

    The regeneration project consists of 287No. houses in four phases over a period of 6 years.

    SCOTTISH PROPERTY AWARDS – CITY RENGENERATION – WINNER (2015)

    Development at Duke Street, Glasgow

    This development comprised 58 flatted units on a very challenging steeply sloping site between Duke Street and High Street in the centre of Glasgow. The project formed part of a larger procurement process with a total value of £50m to produce 411 units over 9 sites throughout Glasgow for Glasgow Housing association.

    This was the final site to be completed and comprised two blocks which are 5 and 6 storeys in height and constructed in timber frame and steel frame respectively. Both are supported on piled foundations Major soil retention structures were required to accommodate the topography of the site.

    The close proximity of the adjacent tenement buildings were a special consideration for the engineering design.

    RIAS AWARDS – SHORTLISTED (2015)

    Development at Burns Wynd, Maybole

    The triangular site has road frontage along the northern edge with the road rising steeply from east to west. The steep slope makes road access into the site difficult therefore it was decided to utilise the road frontage with narrow frontage deep plan houses fronting the road leaving the remote south corner of the site for landscaping. The change in level across the site is such that each house steps up the slope by 600mm per house.

    The majority of houses are two bedroom and have been designed with hall, kitchen, bathroom and lounge in a deep plan pitched roof wing linked to the adjacent house with a shallow pitched roof bedroom wing. This expresses the houses as linked individual houses and the shallow pitch link accommodates the changes in floor level.

    SCOTTISH PROPERTY AWARDS – CITY REGENERATION – HIGHLY COMMENDED (2015)

    Development at Argyle Street, Glasgow

    A development comprised 5‐6 storey flatted mixed‐use development, comprising of apartments and maisonettes, creating spacious residential apartments and office space. The structure is a hybrid of traditional masonry construction on the lower storeys with timber frame upper storeys build.

    RICS SCOTLAND AWARDS – SHORTLISTED (2015)

    Development at Argyle Street, Glasgow

    A development comprised 5‐6 storey flatted mixed‐use development, comprising of apartments and maisonettes, creating spacious residential apartments and office space. The structure is a hybrid of traditional masonry construction on the lower storeys with timber frame upper storeys build.

  • RICS SCOTLAND AWARDS – SHORTLISTED (2014)

    Development at Business Centre, Lochgelly

    This development was new build three storey building with basement plant room to provide office accommodation for business incubator units. It is of braced steel frame construction with precast concrete floor. Foundations are a combination of mass concrete pads and a reinforced concrete raft slab to the tanked basement plant room.

    The building incorporates the first use of the Tarmac ‘Termodek’ system in Scotland. This system uses the thermal mass of the precast floor slabs for healing and cooling. The exposed concrete releases heat to, or absorbs heat from, the air passing through the cores.

    The external walls use the low‐energy Thermalex construction system which is comprised of vertically spanning aluminum studs, internal cement particle sheathing boards, several layers of insula on and rainscreen cladding.

    The second floor conference room has a curved feature wall formed from large reconstituted stone panels supported. The structural beams in this area are curved box sections which support the can levered glazed breakout area.

    SALTIRE AWARDS – INNOVATION ON HOUSING COMMENDATION (2014)

    Development at Bellrock Crescent, Glasgow

    This development comprised of 51No. flats in Glasgow for the veterans and former merchant mariners by Scottish Veterans Housing Association and its supporting charity Scottish Veterans Residences. The site is located on Bellrock Crescent in the Cranhill area of Glasgow. The accommodation includes 30 supported flats and facilities including gymnasium, training and education rooms, health resources, a training kitchen/café and kitchen garden.

    The building features a large span saw toothed roof structure which forms the kitchen and dining room. The building is constructed using a combination of timber, steel frame and traditional masonry construction. Services undertaken by G3 formerly Scott Associates included Civil and Structural Engineering, Geo‐Environmental Services and CDM Coordinator.

    THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF HOUSING AWARDS – EXCELLENCE IN REGENERATION AWARD (2014) / HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS ‐ BEST REGENERATION PROJECT (2014)

    Development at Vineburgh, Irvine

    The regeneration project consists of 287No. houses in four phases over a period of 6 years.

    SALTIRE SOCIETY AWARD SMALL SCALE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT – WINNER (2014)

    Development at Burns Wynd, Maybole

    The triangular site has road frontage along the northern edge with the road rising steeply from east to west. The steep slope makes road access into the site difficult therefore it was decided to utilise the road frontage with narrow frontage deep plan houses fronting the road leaving the remote south corner of the site for landscaping. The change in level across the site is such that each house steps up the slope by 600mm per house.

    The majority of houses are two bedroom and have been designed with hall, kitchen, bathroom and lounge in a deep plan pitched roof wing linked to the adjacent house with a shallow pitched roof bedroom wing. This expresses the houses as linked individual houses and the shallow pitch link accommodates the changes in floor level.

    SALTIRE SOCIETY AWARD LARGE SCALE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT – WINNER (2014)

    Development at Argyle Street, Glasgow

    A development comprised 5‐6 storey flatted mixed‐use development, comprising of apartments and maisonettes, creating spacious residential apartments and office space. The structure is a hybrid of traditional masonry construction on the lower storeys with timber frame upper storeys build.

    SCOTTISH PROPERTY AWARDS – FINALIST (2014)

    Development at William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre

    The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre in Govan is a brand new treatment centre providing world leading epilepsy diagnosis, treatment, research and training facilities. Named in honour of Quarriers’ founder the centre will be fully integrated with the Institute of Neurological Sciences at the Southern General Hospital. The building comprises a two storey front of house including reception, auditorium, offices, meeting rooms, plant room and toilets and a single storey section to the rear comprising clinical rooms, dining room, kitchen, living accommodation and an external courtyard. The foundations to the two storey section are insitu concrete bored piles with reinforced concrete ground beams.

    The foundations to the single storey section comprised vibro compaction with traditional concrete strip foundations. A steel frame was adopted for the two storey section of the building and the single storey section of the building supporting the external plant located on the roof. The single storey accommodation was contractor designed timber frame. The main feature staircase is constructed in steelwork and clad in timber. The drainage from the site is connected to the existing combined sewer on St Kenneth Drive with onsite attenuation provided using a storage tank located beneath the carpark.

  • SCOTTISH PROPERTY AWARDS – FINALIST (2013)

    Development at William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre

    The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre in Govan is a brand new treatment centre providing world leading epilepsy diagnosis, treatment, research and training facilities. Named in honour of Quarriers’ founder the centre will be fully integrated with the Institute of Neurological Sciences at the Southern General Hospital. The building comprises a two storey front of house including reception, auditorium, offices, meeting rooms, plant room and toilets and a single storey section to the rear comprising clinical rooms, dining room, kitchen, living accommodation and an external courtyard. The foundations to the two storey section are insitu concrete bored piles with reinforced concrete ground beams.

    The foundations to the single storey section comprised vibro compaction with traditional concrete strip foundations. A steel frame was adopted for the two storey section of the building and the single storey section of the building supporting the external plant located on the roof. The single storey accommodation was contractor designed timber frame. The main feature staircase is constructed in steelwork and clad in timber. The drainage from the site is connected to the existing combined sewer on St Kenneth Drive with onsite attenuation provided using a storage tank located beneath the carpark.

    SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS – LARGE AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR ‐ SHORTLISED (2013) / SALTIRE SOCIETY HOUSING DESIGN AWARDS – COMMENDATION (2013)

    Development at Dunsmuir Street, Govan

    The scheme is located on the site of St Saviour’s Primary School in Govan. It consists of 4 storey high new build housing for rent and shared equity properties for sale and is constructed in timber frame supported on traditional foundations. There are 65 units in total with a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom flats, 3 & 4 bedroom townhouses and 2 bedroom detached and semidetached houses. The materials used are predominantly brick and metal in order to blend with the character of the area. The scheme has been designed to attain an Ecohomes Very Good rating and form park of ongoing efforts to regenerate Govan.

    SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS ‐ SMALL AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – WINNER (2013)

    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.

    RICS SCOTLAND AWARDS – DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARD – WINNER (2013) / GREEN BUSINESS FIFE ENERGY AWARD – WINNER (2013) / HOME FOR SCOTLAND AWARD – BEST GREEN INITIATIVE – COMMENDED (2013)

    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.

    GLASGOW INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS DESIGN ‐ WINNER (2013) / SCOTTISH HOME AWARDS ‐ LARGE AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – WINNER (2013)

    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.

  • 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%.

  • THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF HOUSING AWARDS – EXCELLENCE IN REGENERATION AWARD / HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS ‐ BEST REGENERATION PROJECT

    Development at Vineburgh, Irvine

    The regeneration project consists of 287No. houses in four phases over a period of 6 years.

    GREEN APPLE AWARD

    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.

    HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS FOR SCOTLAND ‐ BEST REGENERATION PROJECT – WINNER

    Development at Linwood Regeneration, Renfrewshire

    Demolition of multi storey flatted blocks and regeneration across 7 No. sites. Included within the project was the development of a highly contaminated brownfield site necessitating bio‐remediation and vacuum extraction works prior to the new build commencing.

    HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS FOR SCOTLAND ‐ DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR – WINNER

    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%.

    HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS FOR SCOTLAND ‐ BEST FAMILY HOME – WINNER / HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS FOR SCOTLAND ‐ BEST REGENERATION PROJECT – COMMENDATION

    Development at Govan Gateway

    The construction of 3 buildings on 2 sites at Govan Road in Glasgow. The buildings range from 2 storey housing to 7 storey flats which include a pavilion on the roof. A main feature of the Gateway building is its shape which allows the residents of the Potted Heid a view of Govan Road. To the rear of the buildings there is a car park and garden areas.

    CIVIC TRUST AWARD / SPECIAL AWARD FOR INCLUSIVE DESIGN

    Development at The West Centre, Drumchapel

    Three storey health centre comprising a steel frame with composite metal deck floors supported on piled foundations. The centre also provides a range of accommodations for various health related uses including a nursery day‐care centre, the Family Resource Centre, and Yorkhill NHS Trust Departments of Child and Family Psychiatry, Child Health and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    The West Centre is an area based healthcare facility for children, young people and families which combines a number of social work and primary healthcare facilities in one building and serves a large area of Glasgow and West of Scotland. It is located in Drumchapel and will have an important role to play in its ongoing regeneration.

  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE RIAS ANDREW DOOLAN BEST BUILDING IN SCOTLAND AWARD

    Development at The West Centre, Drumchapel

    Three storey health centre comprising a steel frame with composite metal deck floors supported on piled foundations. The centre also provides a range of accommodations for various health related uses including a nursery day‐care centre, the Family Resource Centre, and Yorkhill NHS Trust Departments of Child and Family Psychiatry, Child Health and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    The West Centre is an area based healthcare facility for children, young people and families which combines a number of social work and primary healthcare facilities in one building and serves a large area of Glasgow and West of Scotland. It is located in Drumchapel and will have an important role to play in its ongoing regeneration.

  • DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION AWARDS ‐ KINGDOM HOUSING ASSOCIATION

    “Member of Partnering Team for Highly Commended Projects” “Member of Partnering Team for Winning Projects”

    HOUSING QUALITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAMME / SUSTAINABLE HOUSING DESIGN GUIDE

    Development at Auchendarroch Street, Greenock for Cloch Housing Association

    This project comprised two storey, 4 apartment special needs supported accommodation for people with alcohol related illnesses and was designed under housing for multiple occupancy guidelines.

    SCOTTISH DESIGN AWARDS COMMENDATION

    Development at Kilmun for Fyne Homes

    The houses were built on a former Forestry Commission Yard at Kilmun, Cowal, Argyll. The development was particularly focused on sustainably issues. The houses are of timber frame construction using locally grown Scottish Timber and also clad in Scottish Timber. Wood burning stoves provide a sustainable source of heat and hot water. Grasscrete and permeable paving was utilised for parking areas. Due to its rural nature the site is not served by a public sewer system. This necessitated the incorporation of a private packaged sewerage treatment plant for the development.

  • HOMES FOR SCOTLAND DESIGN AWARD

    Development at Mondriaan, Shuna Street for Bellway Homes

    The project comprised 4 storey flatted blocks together with 2 and 3 storey townhouses. The construction comprised timber kit with various external facades including facing brick, render and rain screen. The buildings were founded on either piles or vibro‐compaction foundations.

  • GLASGOW INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS DESIGN COMMENDATION

    Development at Silverhills, Rosneath for Dunbritton Housing Association

    This project involved the provision of 10 new build units. This site was a challenging project due to the rural setting. The superstructure of the buildings utilised the ‘TekHaus system’ by Kingspan in lieu of a timber frame. This provides a very high insulation value far exceeding normal timber frame properties.

  • CIVIC TRUST AWARD

    Development at George Street, Paisley for Loretto Housing Association

    4 storey block of flats together with 2 storey supported accommodation unit. The development has a striking curved facade which is clad in timber paneling

    CONCRETE SOCIETY AWARD CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

    Development at Timber Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester

    The project involved the construction of an eight storey block of high quality apartments. The site where the buildings were constructed was at a canal side and as such piled foundations were utilised. The most predominant feature of this development was the use of exposed white structural concrete and the extent of precast concrete work. The design utilised a crosswall system which provided the party wall between each apartment and precast concrete floors allowing a fast track approach to the design. In addition a central atrium and glass box bookend were incorporated in the aesthetic which necessitated the inclusion of complex steel frameworks. All precast concrete and steelwork was fully detailed by ourselves in order that a coordinated design resulted.

  • CIVIC TRUST AWARD

    Refurbishment and Extension to Cairndow Hall, Argyle

    Commendation for the contribution to the natural appearance and quality of the environment achieved by the refurbishment and extension to Cairndow Village Hall in Argyle.

    SALTIRE SOCIETY COMMENDATION

    The Terraces Development, Clydebank for Trafalgar Housing Association

    Commendation for 3 phase development comprising 105 houses and flats in 2, 3 and 5 storey timber frame construction together with 20 flats for sale.
    Situated on a steeply sloping site overlooking Clydebank the development involved substantial infrastructure redevelopment to accommodate the new housing.

  • NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AWARD

    Cranhill Regeneration for Thenue Housing Association

    Presented by the National Council of Housing and Planning in recognition of the Practices contribution, together with the other partners, to the ethos and practice of partnership during the Cranhill Phase 1 development for Thenew Housing Association. The project involved the provision of 48 newbuild houses and was subsequently followed by Phases 2 and 3, together with development at Gear Terrace in Bridgeton, giving a total number of 190 units. A further 84 units are planned for 2003/2004.

  • CIVIC TRUST AWARD

    New Fishmarket, Pittenweem, Fife

    Recognised for Special Mention for the contribution to the improvement of the environment. The works involved the refurbishment of an existing three storey ice house and new construction of the main fish market in a high conservation area.

  • PINNACLE AWARD

    Blackhouse Construction, Scaristervore, Harris

    Presented by Princess Anne to the practice, this award was in recognition of our use of natural materials and construction methods on the Blackhouse Project in Harris.

    The building was constructed with locally quarried stone and built without ‘one ounce’ of mortar using dry stone walling techniques. The roof was of a traditionally thatched construction. Structural design calculations were prepared to the satisfaction of the local authority to meet modern current British Standard requirements.