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April 9 2019

Hybrid Kinning Park homes fast track delivery

CCG have unveiled their latest residential development in the form of 35 mixed tenure rental properties off Paisley Road West in the Kinning Park area of Glasgow which take the place of a former confectionery factory that latterly languished as a gap-site.

Built using a hybrid system incorporating CCG’s own custom timber frame system and Cross Laminated Timber, eliminating any reliance on traditional materials for common areas of the building.

Explaining the advantages of this approach CCG chairman and CEO, Alastair Wylie commented: “CCG is not afraid to push boundaries. Our capabilities in ‘offsite’ construction are well known but by using a hybrid solution as we have at Admiral St, we have been able to further improve quality and streamline the site environment. By replacing wet trades with timber, we constructed Admiral Street more efficiently with a streamlined site environment; we constructed faster and have vastly reduced the building’s carbon footprint thanks to environmental advantages.”

Designed by Collective Architecture the collection of one- and two-bedroom flats are managed by Southside Housing Association and Southside Lettings, incorporating solar photovoltaic panels to maximise energy efficiency.

New construction techniques are streamlining delivery
New construction techniques are streamlining delivery
The homes complete a broken urban block
The homes complete a broken urban block

6 Comments

Chris
#1 Posted by Chris on 9 Apr 2019 at 10:38 AM
If only they had invested as much interest into the design as they did for the carbon footprint.
Calum
#2 Posted by Calum on 10 Apr 2019 at 07:38 AM
"The homes complete a broken urban block", says the caption of a photo showing a huge hole in the urban block.
Charlie_
#3 Posted by Charlie_ on 10 Apr 2019 at 13:44 PM
Good shout Calum. The failure to create proper perimeter blocks seems to be the defining problem with loads of recent Glasgow residential projects, too.
alibi
#4 Posted by alibi on 10 Apr 2019 at 21:28 PM
what's with the whopping great big blank gable? why would you design it like that when you could add windows, achieve better light and add interest to a dull elevation. don't get that.

the nasty stitching of the brick cladding doesn't help.

otherwise think this is a decent scheme. (do agree with Calum though)
Seriously guys?
#5 Posted by Seriously guys? on 10 Apr 2019 at 21:40 PM
People are in and loving their new homes. They don't give a monkey's on your elitist commentary from your ivory towers.
Sue Pearman
#6 Posted by Sue Pearman on 11 Apr 2019 at 14:49 PM
Being positive ...this is a pretty average development if you accept that it seems to be trying hard to be quite bland. However, it should not be acceptable that the enclosing side of a primary street is left incomplete (even a pend to access parking would be better) and it should not be acceptable to have windows directly onto the street without any kind of privacy buffer/ defensible space...exacerbated of course by the fact that this is essentially in a light industrial location...the narrow strip of jaggy bushes just don't do it...

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