The first of two phases delivered as part of the Maryhill Locks Masterplan, in an area previously known locally as the ‘The Botany’, Phase 3 was completed in March 2017 and consists of 40 private homes.
Phase 3 of the wider residential regeneration of Maryhill Locks was constructed on behalf of Bigg Regeneration, a partnership between Places for People Capital and Scottish Canals, and managed by igloo, with a housing mix consisting of two, three and four-bedroom terraced homes on a site which is flanked by parkland and offers a west-facing aspect.
The development seeks to play off the history of the area by offering a modern spin on the terraced properties that once stood on the site, clearly represented by the stunning mix of white and black brick for the external façade, and now overlook the latest phase to have been completed, Phase 4, towards the Kelvin Walkway.
The two and three-bedroom units have been developed to a similar construction and plan type to offer repetition and flexibility of typology mix whilst the four-bedroom units make use of inhabited roof space. The sloping topography has offered the opportunity to use larger picture windows to take advantage of light and panoramic views
CCG utilised the ‘iQ Timber System’ for the build, including CCG-manufactured internal door sets, which led to the delivery of the first phase (21 homes) within nine months and the full completion of the project by the end of March 2017.
Through the use of off-site construction methods, igloo were afforded with the use of a show home that enabled the full sell-out of the development by April-end 2017.
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