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September 13 2016

CCG unveil 60 new Uddingston homes
Construction firm CCG has completed 60 new homes in Uddingston on behalf of Clyde Valley Group, providing 24 two bedroom flats to help alleviate housing waiting lists and the remainder made available at mid-market rent.

Located on Hornal Road and built using off-site construction methods the DTA chartered architects designed scheme takes the form of three separate street facing blocks.

Calum Murray, Director of CCG (Scotland) Ltd said: “This development, like the majority of our social housing projects, was created using off-site construction methods, which allow us to produce environmentally-efficient, sustainable buildings with exceptionally good energy standards.  Not only does this allow us to create homes that last, it also reduces our impact on the environment by minimising the need for transportation while cutting our carbon footprint.”

CCG have now delivered more than 170 new homes for the Lanarkshire based housing association.
Three separate blocks house 20 flats apiece
Three separate blocks house 20 flats apiece

19 Comments

Chris
#1 Posted by Chris on 13 Sep 2016 at 11:50 AM
Hideous.
Fraser
#2 Posted by Fraser on 13 Sep 2016 at 12:02 PM
Not impressive
Egbert
#3 Posted by Egbert on 13 Sep 2016 at 12:08 PM
Well this is bleak. Hard to know where to start - perhaps with the complete and utter absence of joy? Or indeed anything other than the banal 1990s-style brick treatment to provide visual interest to the stodgy and monotonous elevations? This is a new low for social housing.
Yaldy
#4 Posted by Yaldy on 13 Sep 2016 at 13:33 PM
Soulless, Lanarkshire never learns

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.872758,-3.9757946,3a,75y,123.29h,89.02t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUtzQKNMAFwOsRDajns1CcA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
A Local Pleb
#5 Posted by A Local Pleb on 13 Sep 2016 at 13:43 PM
There are benefits to off-site construction methods but this is an example of taking cost effectiveness to an extreme! Whilst there may have been a push to generate new housing stock quickly the desire to produce anything of architectural merit was obviously very low on the agenda. Granted the outcome may be sustainable and economic to run but by god it isn't half ugly!
Charlie_
#6 Posted by Charlie_ on 13 Sep 2016 at 14:21 PM
Did the 'architect' forget to add doors?
monkey9000
#7 Posted by monkey9000 on 13 Sep 2016 at 14:21 PM
Lovely contextual response of brick to wooden fence. <3 Not really good enough for 21st Century Scotland is it?
Charlie_
#8 Posted by Charlie_ on 13 Sep 2016 at 16:17 PM
Does anyone else find claiming green credentials for flats built in the outer orbit of a city's suburban sprawl awfully hollow? 'Good luck getting a pint of milk without firing up an internal combustion engine but you'll save some on central heating!'
Neil C
#9 Posted by Neil C on 13 Sep 2016 at 17:45 PM
#8 - You could live in Uddingston for twenty years and never need to fire up a car engine. These flats are just around the corner from three different supermarkets, and less than a mile from Uddingston's excellent high street.

They are, however, absolutely dreadful in every conceivable measure of design and aesthetics. Shame on all concerned.
Charlie_
#10 Posted by Charlie_ on 13 Sep 2016 at 21:50 PM
I stand corrected then, sorry; impressions solely gathered from passing through and Google maps.
lm
#11 Posted by lm on 14 Sep 2016 at 17:25 PM
Come oooon!!! Why is this still happening in this country? Why are we building this nonsense? I think certain people need to be punished for this awful project.
dwh
#12 Posted by dwh on 15 Sep 2016 at 12:55 PM
Horrendous! I don't know whether to give the architect the benefit of the doubt in that any architectural design of any quality might have been removed by the contractor in cost saving, however why are schemes this bad being given planning permission?
Contractor, architect and planning all have to step the game up!
Terra
#13 Posted by Terra on 15 Sep 2016 at 20:03 PM
*sharp intake of breath through teeth*

....well...at least it's not white render...
James Hepburn
#14 Posted by James Hepburn on 16 Sep 2016 at 00:15 AM
There's an architect involved? I thought you had to complete some training to become an architect?
Number 15
#15 Posted by Number 15 on 16 Sep 2016 at 13:55 PM
And the Carbuncle award goes to … Actually it doesn't even deserve that award.
boaby wan
#16 Posted by boaby wan on 16 Sep 2016 at 14:45 PM
Number 15, if you give them that, this becomes "another award winning scheme" by CCG!!
Mini
#17 Posted by Mini on 16 Sep 2016 at 22:20 PM
I actually live not far from these properties and have daily watched the build and depressing is an understatement! They are next to a fish factory and what is more there are luxury developments in the same vicinity, again next to another fish factory, motorway and an industrial estate. It wasn't always like this, but now, apart from being hemmed in, no thought or consideration is given to people's environment and any green space is diminishing fast. So disturbing.
Uddy
#18 Posted by Uddy on 19 Sep 2016 at 13:44 PM
I presume the only reason this got the go ahead is because it is basically in an industrial estate and nobody will ever see it.......still not an excuse though!
Mick Morton
#19 Posted by Mick Morton on 22 Sep 2016 at 20:10 PM
Absolutely honking!

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