Residents settle into award winning Lerwick housing
March 16 2012
Comprising a mix of34 one to four bedroom dwellings in flatted, semi-detached and detached housing the scheme and has been driven by Hjaltland Housing Association in a bid to reduce unwanted relocation from the island.
It is designed around the Homezone concept to encourage community interaction and features windows and doors sourced from Norway to keep the temperamental northern weather at bay.
Adrian Wishart of lead consultants Richard Gibson Architects said: “The houses were built close together to create shelter. Reducing energy usage and promoting sustainability were key to the design of the development. The distinct colour palette brings a cheerful vibrancy from within and outside the scheme especially during the dark winter months endured so far north in Scotland.”
Constructed using a timber frame and clad in softwood the project has a distinctively Nordic flavour, as Graeme Milne, regional sales manager NorDan UK explained: “This is a very colourful development – you could be mistaken for thinking these high performance timber windows had been installed in Norway where they were produced!”
E&H Building Ltd acted as main contractor.
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