Campbell and Morris Associates were appointed under a formal partnering agreement for this £9.4 million project at Glenshellach by West Highland Housing Association Ltd. The development comprises a total of 90 new build houses carried out under two phases, the first of which was completed in 2005.
Sustainability was a key feature in the design. As well as the extensive use of sustainable materials and the use of heat recovery and whole house ventilation systems, the development incorporated a biomass district heating system providing all houses with wood fuel heating.
These features were recognised by the SGE awards panel and the Practice was delighted to receive the 'Scottish Green Energy Award' for the best renewal project earlier this year. Another principle feature of the development was the adherence to 'Lifetime Homes' standards where the accent is on accessibility and adaptability to ensure that every house has the flexibility to meet the ever-changing circumstances of the user during the course of their life. Some of the features introduced included the use of wider access doors, accessible ground floor toilets, raised socket/control heights, provision of future stair lifts, level footpath access and reduced window sill heights etc.
West highland housing Association
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