Housing for Older People

Robert Potter & Partners LLP

We have completed over twenty projects for Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association Ltd, several of which were partnership projects with local councils. The housing development illustrated provides houses and flats for older people, arranged around a landscaped courtyard. First floor balconies provide shelter to the entrance doors. The design uses a passive solar strategy by positioning the properties to reflect the sun's path and take advantage of solar gain, with single storey dwellings placed to the south to avoid overshadowing the two storey houses and flats. Every house has solar panels for water heating. Vapour permeable wall construction was used incorporating cellulose insulation. A "living wall" carries plants to provide summer shade while maximising winter sunlight. The development is undergoing a two year post-occupancy evaluation funded by the Technology Strategy Board and Hanover in order to evaluate the technologies used and inform future projects.

Location

Murray Place
BARRHEAD G78 1AS

Contact

Jonathan Potter
Senior Partner
rpp.glasgow@btinternet.com

Client

Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association Limited

Completed

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Categories

  • Residential
  • Sustainability