Glasgow high-rises in line for energy efficient makeover
October 21 2015
Collective Architecture will overlay the existing fabric of the Woodside trio with insulated cladding, triple glazing and balcony enclosures whilst introducing a renewable heating and ventilation system to bring the towers up to modern standard.
It is anticipated that this will deliver up to 80 per cent reduction in space heating demand by targeting the Passivehouse EnerPHit standard for retrofit. Further enhancements will include new lifts, a public foyer, rooftop mounted solar panels, ground floor commercial units and landscaping.
In a statement Collective Architecture said: “To help fragment the elevational proportions, tonal variations have been designed, in association with Graphical House. These also suggest a graphical interpretation of the duplex apartments layouts that lie behind the facade. Metal surfaces have been employed to lift out key elements from the elevations. The metal finishes capture diffuse light from within providing incidental illumination to the elevations. At ground level glazed brick and precast concrete entrance canopies have been used to ensure a robust material palette to heavily trafficked areas.”
Contractor Keepmoat is expected to move on-site in January with completion scheduled for May 2017.
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