About the project
Client: Thenue Housing Association
Form of contract: Traditional
Project value: £5m
MAST’s brief was to design and develop new build housing comprising of 47 units over 2-4 storeys with an 8 bedroom children’s care centre. The brief required a holistic approach that would integrate the building’s typologies to accommodate both Glasgow Social Work (GSW) and Thenue Housing Association.
The design and sustainability features within the development included;
- ‘sun spaces’ or winter gardens to provide protected external spaces and benefit from passive solar gain
- Extended construction cavities provided relief to the elevations whilst allowing the timber frame to be simplified for ease of construction
- The integration of cottage flats above wheelchair accommodation to utilise the large floor plate
- Adoption of DMEV ventilation systems and air tightness measures.
The residential unit was one of eight buildings being built across the city as part of Glasgow Social Works reprovisioning. This residential unit has since been adopted as the scheme’s exemplar model and success story.