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April 5 2019

Bigg detail Dundashill custom build vision

Bigg Regeneration (the joint venture between Scottish Canals and Places for People Capital) are to follow-up completion of the latest phase of Maryhill Locks by bringing an innovative Dutch custom build model to Dundashill, part of wider efforts to establish an urban sports, arts and creative hub around Port Dundas, Glasgow.

£5.7m worth of site enabling works are scheduled to complete next month at the site of the former Diageo Distillery, with the intention to deliver a range of innovative house types to slot within an urban design framework penned by HTA Design and Rankin Fraser.

To this end six invited practices; Haus, Stallan-Brand, McGinley Bell, Ann Nisbet Studio, JM and Mast Architects have put forward their own speculative custom build solution for the hilltop site, with a pledge by Bigg Regeneration, Igloo and CCG to go ahead and build the project should sufficient customer demand be demonstrated – with financial support provided by The Scottish Government.

By handling the complex processes of land acquisition, planning and infrastructure in advance it is hoped to tempt house buyers to choose from a range of more innovative house types that can be better customised to meet their own specific requirements.
 
Gary Watt, development director at Bigg told Urban Realm: “Our attention is now focused on the selection of house types that will be progressed as a speculative offer in the first instance. To do that, we are reviewing the excellent ideas from the six practices (alongside house types already delivered at Maryhill Locks) against the latest customer feedback from Maryhill, in the hope that we can provide a range of homes at Dundashill that perfectly match the pioneering DNA of our demographic.
 
“Glasgow has incredible design talent and it was a joy to be able to roll the sleeves up and explore housing together, from a starting point of imagination and place identity. By the end, each and every studio blew us away with their energy and enthusiasm, alongside coming up with design proposals that captured what we set out to do – deliver housing that is just a little bit daring and different.”

Target costs for each home have been set at £1,450 per sq/m (excluding fees) with the hope that a site start on-site can be made by September.

A model of Mast's submission. Only when the majority of a terrace has been sold will Bigg award CCG the contract to deliver
A model of Mast's submission. Only when the majority of a terrace has been sold will Bigg award CCG the contract to deliver
Double height volumes, light and space typify the planned homes
Double height volumes, light and space typify the planned homes

Each home, including this Ann Nisbet design, must be deliverable for around £220,000
Each home, including this Ann Nisbet design, must be deliverable for around £220,000
Igloo are aiming to deliver houses which are streets ahead of the competition
Igloo are aiming to deliver houses which are streets ahead of the competition

Igloo stress the process was not a competition, with JM joining the other practices in sharing their own ideas
Igloo stress the process was not a competition, with JM joining the other practices in sharing their own ideas
McGinlay Bell's submission is among those seeking to kick-start interest in custom build solutions
McGinlay Bell's submission is among those seeking to kick-start interest in custom build solutions

Potential purchasers will be able to customise their homes to their own needs
Potential purchasers will be able to customise their homes to their own needs
Six terrace house types, including this by Stallan-Brand, will be used in the marketing for phase one
Six terrace house types, including this by Stallan-Brand, will be used in the marketing for phase one

6 Comments

monkey9000
#1 Posted by monkey9000 on 5 Apr 2019 at 16:08 PM
How do you buy one?
jimbob tanktop
#2 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 5 Apr 2019 at 21:30 PM
In picture 2, How do you get your top bike down?
Gandalf the Pink
#3 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 6 Apr 2019 at 14:28 PM
#2.

It's Dutch inspired. They're a tall bunch.
James Hepburn
#4 Posted by James Hepburn on 8 Apr 2019 at 02:25 AM
£220,000 is still pretty expensive. Did anyone see the size of the houses built in the latest Grand Designs programme? Modulus also built a two bedroom house for £50k. The public gets ripped of by house builders.
Don Juan
#5 Posted by Don Juan on 8 Apr 2019 at 08:47 AM
#4 Buy? Make some kids and get it for free from social housing. Equipped with trampoline and leather sofa and flat tv on them. Then start bit*ing about the shoebox size of the houses.
jimbob tanktop
#6 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 8 Apr 2019 at 14:06 PM
#5 'Get it for free'

Rent is apparently optional these days? Jeez...

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