“We have been pleased with the limited number of defects raised by our buyers and by the prompt customer service in terms of remedy…”
Lochgilp Street, or otherwise known as Maryhill Locks Phase 4, is the latest private housing development to have been completed as part of the ambitious Maryhill Locks Masterplan, led by developer Bigg Regeneration, a partnership between Places for People Capital and Scottish Canals, and managed by igloo.
Consisting of 33 three and four-bedroom townhouses, the range of properties are arranged as 4 linear blocks with private back-gardens and a secure communal area behind, with the development completing the urban block of Whitelaw Street and Lochgilp Street offering idyllic views toward the Kelvin Walkway.
The buildings are arranged in a regular terrace which re-establishes the street edge, whilst breaking the terrace into four separate buildings and orientating these to be parallel to the Phase 3 development, one that was also completed by CCG in 2017.
The overall appearance is intended to provide a character which is in keeping with the green corridor created by the River Kelvin. This arrangement results in a secure common amenity space to the rear of the development by way of an allotment – a ‘hidden garden’ – for all residents of the Phase 4 development to use.
A key challenge of the site was the steep level change, approximately 7 metres at its greatest height, which was resolved by the creation of split-level-style houses with the front door of each house access from Level 0, and the back garden accessed via Level 1. The steep topography of the site is managed by the introduction of a retaining wall offset from the back elevation of the blocks, creating a light well which is accessible as a small terrace space on the ground floor which is maintained to the back gardens from the first floor by way of a link bridge.
Each home comes complete with parking [including electric car charging capability]; spacious layouts including a first-floor living space with a single picture window framing views to the west, whilst the three-bedroom property has a second-floor. 13sqm roof terrace.
The homes were sold directly by igloo with prices starting from £190,000 and were all sold from plan within a matter of months of the initial sales launch in summer 2018.
Lochgilp Street was constructed utilising CCG’s ‘iQ’ Timber System, complete with pre-installed internal door sets manufactured by CCG, which contributed towards a speed of build that saw all homes wind and watertight within a net period of 17 weeks as well as excellent thermal performance ratings. Solar PV panels have also been installed to help promote responsible energy use and savings.
GIA Best Resdiential (Large) Award 2019