McNeil Street Riverside, Glasgow
NGHA commissioned Austin-Smith:Lord to design 49 ‘very sustainable homes’ setting the challenge of developing an approach to energy efficient housing that was transferable and the housing association could apply in the future. Designs for the derelict brownfield site were developed in close consultation with the client and their tenant-led design committees and sought to reduce energy consumption and provide adaptable housing.
Working in collaboration with Gaia Architects, A-S:L’s in-house sustainability accredited architects developed an ‘eco-minimalist’ design ethos in line with our long-standing, pragmatic approach to sustainable housing.
High quality, genuinely sustainable design with innovative, workable, energy efficient features, excellent documentation and good contract management.
Simon Metcalfe – Head of Development, New Gorbals Housing Association
CLIENT: NEW GORBALS HOUSING ASSOCIATION
CONTRACTOR: CCG SCOTLAND
SERVICES: URS SCOTT WILSON
COST CONSULTANT: ARMOUR CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS
SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT: GAIA ARCHITECTS