Dundashill urban sport destination comes of age with sunken garden homes
January 11 2022
The joint venture body owned by Scottish Canals and PfP Capital, managed by Igloo Regeneration, is delivering a broader 600-home masterplan for the hilltop site. The collection of three and four-bedroom townhouses are the first to be offered for sale on the brownfield site, seeding a new community around the burgeoning urban sports destination.
Stallan Brand architects have designed a mix of open plan townhouses for the site, with the emphasis on flexibility while Ann Nisbet Studio has conceived a modern interpretation of industrial space, referencing the history of the site as a former distillery, with a dedicated home working space on the top floor.
All properties will have access to a courtyard for bike storage, seating and planting as well as rear gardens and most homes will also have private roof terraces. Landscape architects Rankin Fraser will oversee a series of outdoor spaces including a feature sunken garden and a terrace with views across the city.
Catherine Topley, CEO of Scottish Canals said: “Dundashill will be an exciting new community of homes designed to meet our rapidly changing lifestyles and to help address the climate emergency we all face. This is a neighbourhood that is transforming rapidly, becoming a connected, characterful place that has blue and green space, including the canal and new Claypits nature reserve, alongside urban sports and new active travel links to the city centre, meaning residents will have the opportunity to meet most daily needs right on their doorstep."
Delivery is expected to commence this year by CCG using closed panel timber frames manufactured off-site as part of a comprehensive energy strategy to minimise carbon emissions.