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Glasgow Housing Association progress latest Govanhill homes

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February 13 2018

Glasgow Housing Association progress latest Govanhill homes
Glasgow Housing Association and CCG have moved on-site with 45 homes for mid-market rent on the site of the former Victoria Primary School in Govanhill, Glasgow.

The Batson Street build has been designed by Cooper Cromar to include a central landscaped courtyard with shared drying areas and amenities with solar panels helping to reduce energy bills.

Built using CCG’s panelized wall system the build will be assembled on-site with all insulation, wall linings, windows and doors pre-installed.

David Fletcher, director of regeneration at GHA parent the Wheatley Group, said: “These modern, stylish, energy-efficent homes will make a big difference to this part of the city.

“Wheatley is dedicated to increasing the supply of affordable housing across Glasgow and mid-market rent is a good option for people who may not qualify for social housing.”

Replacing an earlier design, the homes should be ready for occupation by spring 2019.
Offsite manufacturing will allow delivery to be sped up
Offsite manufacturing will allow delivery to be sped up

4 Comments

Daniel
#1 Posted by Daniel on 13 Feb 2018 at 12:50 PM
The parking bays out front, ye gods.
Derek Wilson
#2 Posted by Derek Wilson on 13 Feb 2018 at 17:04 PM
I'm sure the parking was enclosed before. What the hell are we allowing them to play at?
E=mc2
#3 Posted by E=mc2 on 13 Feb 2018 at 17:06 PM
Looks like CC finally hired someone with design capability
Egbert
#4 Posted by Egbert on 15 Feb 2018 at 10:38 AM
What is it about Glasgow and on-plot frontage parking? It completely undermines the urbanity of perimeter-block schemes like this, making it all seem a bit disingenuous. Even the otherwise laudable work at New Lauriston is let down by having driveways in front of the townhouses, which just means cars dominate. The Gorbals at least had centre-street parking which maintained a strong street edge and enclosure at the sides, but things seem to have backslid in a suburban direction since then. I'm at a bit of a loss as this is miles from current best practice in urbanism and goes against Designing Streets guidance. Is there some GCC mandate driving this?

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