Pollockshaws Phase 2 was a £5.5 million development of 47 new affordable homes for rent, located in the south side of Glasgow, for Glasgow Housing Association and New Shaws Housing Organisation. The project was built by McTaggart Construction and designed by Do Architecture.
The development consists of two four-storey blocks split at a point determined by a connection between the bus stop and the existing church creating a well supervised access point into the heart of the Pollokshaws community.Every dwelling is afforded with east/west orientation to receive sunlight in the morning and the evening while all ground floor properties have gardens.
The project was designed to achieve Bronze level for sustainability under Section 7 of the 2013 Scottish Building Regulations using a fabric first approach.
Carbon Futures formed part of the project design team from the outset developing the energy strategy for the development.
As energy consultants, our focus was to develop an enhanced fabric strategy through increased levels of insulation minimising heat loss.
By adopting a fabric first approach, the building design maximises the performance of components and materials that make up the building fabric resulting in reduced capital and operational costs, improved energy efficiency and a reduction in carbon emissions.