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Glasgow to Build Almost 130 Energy-efficient Homes

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Image Credit: Adam Marikar, Unsplash
Image Credit: Adam Marikar, Unsplash
Housing Provider Sanctuary Scotland is bringing 128 quality homes for social and mid-market rent to Myreside Street in Carntyne, Glasgow. How will this help to bridge the affordable housing gap in Scotland?

Delivered by developer AS Homes (Scotland), the properties are being built on a 2.48-hectare brownfield site which was previously the site of local steel fabricator, Brown McFarane.

The Myreside Street development has been designed by S2 Architecture and comprises a mix of properties, including 38 modern one and two-bedroom flats across four-storey blocks, and a total of 90 two, three and four-bedroom houses.

In addition, private parking is also being provided, with 151 spaces for residents and visitors, as well as on-site parking. The barrier-free development will be fully accessible, with spacious footpaths and entrances to all properties that support wheelchair access.

The development is positioned perfectly for local amenities

Over the past decade, the area has undergone significant redevelopment and Carntyne offers a growing family community with easy access to a variety of surrounding amenities. This includes schools, health centers, retail facilities, and a local library.

To help boost the local community, St Andrew’s Secondary School, St Timothy’s Primary School, and Carntyne and Westmuir Medical Centres all lie within close reach of the homes. The development also offers good transport links, with regular bus routes to the surrounding areas and direct links to Glasgow City Centre.

Gillian Lavety, Development Director for Scotland at Sanctuary, explained that this development will be key to ensure that people get the homes they desperately need, as affordability is the focus: “We’re delighted to bring an array of affordable properties to the east of Glasgow, furthering our commitment to providing new high-quality homes for local communities and the people who live in them.”

We look forward to watching this development progress in the coming months and seeing first-hand the opportunities it brings.

A fabric-first approach will be used to reduce overall energy costs

The development is ‘Secured by Design’ accredited and will incorporate passive surveillance and lighting throughout.

Sustainability will be the key focus of the development, with lighting, boundary treatments, and door and window specifications all designed to improve energy-efficiency levels.

To achieve Silver Active Level with Gold Standard Aspect 1, AS Homes is taking a low-carbon, fabric-first approach, with each property designed to enhance solar gain and make the most of natural light, reducing the overall energy costs. High-performance ‘A’ rated boilers will also be installed in every property.

Providing an attractive place to live, the grounds of the site are being landscaped with scenic greenery including plants, trees and shrubs. Residents will be able to benefit from shared outdoor greenspaces and walkways.

Kieran Sexton, Commercial Director at AS Homes Scotland highlighted that the project is perfectly positioned to help create a thriving community: “Carntyne provides a fantastic location with everything residents need right on their doorstep.”

“We’re thrilled to be strengthening our relationship with Sanctuary and Glasgow City Council to support community growth and bring sustainable homes to the area. With a dynamic mix of properties, our development at Myreside Street will provide high-quality homes that cater to all.”

Completion of the development is expected in 2025, and the project reflects the importance of boosting the amount of affordable housing in Scotland in order to meet the current housing demand.