Cambuslang Sheltered Housing Complex

Smith Findlay : Architects

This brownfield site development required to be 3 storeys in height in order to accommodate the required level of open amenity space and car parking. The proposals indicate a U-shaped development at ground floor with vehicle access to the south, and the basic concept is that of a 3 storey L-shaped perimeter 'wall' addressing the street facing north and east with the majority of flats maximising views over the adjacent Cambuslang Golf Course. Valuable solar penetration to the internal courtyard from the south to south west will be obtained by keeping the ancillary building to 1 storey. The courtyard also reciprocates the existing housing courtyard footprint to the west boundary allowing evening solar penetration to their courtyard in summer months. The built form echoes the scale of the surrounding buildings, and the decision to avoid double banked artificially lit corridors ensures that natural daylight penetration is maximised through the use of narrow building footprints. To comply with SLC's Renewable Energy Strategy, heating is provided by a central biomass boiler.

Location

Clydeford Road
South Lanarkshire
CAMBUSLANG G72 7JG
United Kingdom

Contact

Margaret Torres
Project Architect
margaret.torres@smithfindlay.co.uk

Client

South Lanarkshire Council

Completed

2013

Size

2,822

Contract Value

£3.65 Million

Categories

  • Residential