Sustainable, flexible homes aimed at young professionals and new families
jmarchitects for Bigg Regeneration
Contract value: £4.76m
GIA: 3,361m2 Cost per m2: £1,416
In this latest phase of the Maryhill Locks masterplan, the brief was for 33 sustainable and flexible three and four bed terraced houses, aimed at young professionals and new families. The narrow site has a 7m level change across it. Each brick dwelling has a rear garden with access to a common space – a ‘hidden garden’ – for all residents. This contains a play area for children as well as allotment planters for residents, promoting the sustainable and community-focused living agenda of the brief. The massing addresses the site with a higher scale for the main Lochgilp Street approach and a lower one to the other three blocks, opening up views to the River Kelvin. Breaking the terrace into four separate buildings ensures the development is animated and permeable.