The Otago Lane residential development in the West End of Glasgow is set to deliver 47 new apartments across four multi-storey blocks. Designed by jmarchitects, the proposed buildings will mimic local architecture whilst ensuring the green corridor along the banks of the River Kelvin is maintained.
The development will be designed to achieve Gold level for sustainability under Section 7 of the Scottish Building Regulations using a fabric-first approach.
On completion, the development will achieve a carbon dioxide emissions reduction of at least 21% when compared to the 2010 Building Standards. At least 20% of these carbon dioxide emission savings will be achieved through the use of low and zero carbon generating technologies (LZCGT's).
Appointed by Queensberry Properties (Otago) Ltd and working closely with jmarchitects, Carbon Futures were commissioned to support the planning application by performing a daylight/shading study and preparing a Statement on Energy.
With existing homes and business surrounding the site, a daylight and shading study was required to assess the impact of the proposed blocks on neighbouring properties in line with BRE guide: ‘Site Layout Planning for Daylight and Sunlight’ (BR209). The assessment also considered the provision of natural light to new apartments, ensuring new residents will also experience sufficient levels of daylight and sunlight.
A Statement on Energy was produced to demonstrate how the development will meet the CO2 reduction and heat network requirements of Glasgow City Council’s Local Development Plan (SG5: Resource Management). This detailed report included a LZCGT feasibility study to create a short-list of preferred low-carbon solutions, and heat network appraisal.