The £57 million masterplan for Water Row proposes a mixed-use, mixed-tenure development providing 200 new homes, consisting of 159 flats and 41 terraced houses/townhouses for Govan Housing Association and is designed by Collective Architecture. It will also include 3,500 square metres of commercial space and will be set within high-quality public space. It also integrates the south landing of the planned Govan-Partick Bridge, onward walking and cycling connections and the proposals for the redevelopment of the Category A Listed Govan Old as a cultural destination and enterprise hub.
The development will be designed to achieve Silver Active level under Section 7 (Sustainability) of the 2017 Building Standards. It will also be designed to achieve Gold Level Aspect 1 under Section 7 (Sustainability) in accordance with funding requirements and be required to achieve a 20% carbon emissions abatement using Low and Zero Carbon Generating Technologies (LZCGT).
Carbon Futures have been appointed to develop a cost-effective and practical energy and sustainability strategy for the development. This will involve in-depth discussion with the key stakeholders in order to determine the most practical energy strategy for the development.
Additional services provided by Carbon Futures included Approved Certifier of Design (Energy) certification, Building Regulation Compliance through the provision of SAP and SBEM Calculations, provision of Energy Performance Certification and Thermal Modelling.
For commercial elements of the project, we will use building physics modelling to perform a daylight analysis, thermal comfort study and an indoor air quality assessment to ensure the internal environment is designed to promote the health, well-being and productivity of occupants. This facade optimisation exercise considers the use of passive design measures (i.e. solar shading and night-time purging) before employing energy-intensive mechanical plant to achieve best-practice indoor conditions.