Passivhaus Parkhead homes to energise Springfield Cross
June 7 2019
West of Scotland Housing Association has confirmed their intent to build 36 Passivhaus standard homes at Springfield Cross, Parkhead, later in the year with a planning application declaring their intent.
Occupying a brownfield site at the junction of London and Springfield Road’s the homes would sit next to the Emirates Arena to a design by Robert Potter & Partners.
Arranged around three cores providing access to two flats per floor the development will include three wheelchair accessible flats at ground floor, each with access to their own private patio, with all residents benefitting from a large communal garden.
In a design statement filed with planners, the architects wrote: “The design is appropriately sensitive and of human scale while providing visual improvement to this gateway approach to Dalmarnock.
“The scale, massing, proposed external materials, variety of fenestration, and elaboration of the eaves will provide an attractive building with visual interest for residents, visitors, passers-by, and will be a “building in the round”.
The properties will all be highly insulated to reduce heating bills and will be finished in a mix of clay facing brick.