South Avenue, Blairhall
Negotiated design & build project on behalf of Kingdom Housing Association.
This zoned site formed part of a larger land sale by the liquidator of the previous owner. The site had a tenanted farmer, who had rights of tenancy, and we agreed with them that we make a joint bid for the site with the zoned area acquired by Kingdom HA, a further portion acquired by Campion Homes and the remainder by the tenant farmer.
The development provided 84nr units comprising General Needs, Amenity and wheelchair units in one and two storey houses and cottage flats.
We led the Design Team from inception ensuring all units were compliant with the Associations Design Guide and HFVN. All units were designed on a fabric first approach supplemented by renewable technology in the form of photo voltaic panels. High efficiency boilers with gas saver, zoned heating system and Dmev ventilation were also utilised. This realised silver standard level of the Building Regulations assisting in the drive to tackle fuel poverty.
Working closely with the Police Scotland architectural liaison officer, the completed development achieved Secured by Design accreditation. The layout was fully compliant with ‘Designing for Streets’ providing safe circulation for drivers and pedestrians with a mix of courtyard and in curtilage parking.