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PERTH AND KINROSS COUNCIL, VARIOUS

CCG commenced works in Perth for the very first time in October 2016 undertaking the delivery of 24 homes on behalf of Perth and Kinross Council at Nimmo Avenue and Cairns Crescent. Laterally, a further eight homes began construction at Glenearn Road in January 2017 contributing to a combined total of 32 homes for social rent, the first of their kind to be delivered through the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) NH1 New Build Homes Framework.

Nimmo Avenue and Cairns Crescent were each constructed upon the site of former garages, both immediately adjacent to a heavily populated residential area. Nimmo Avenue is spread across two phases with Phase 1 comprising three blocks of two-storey housing including five 1-bed wheelchair accessible and five 1-bed standard amenity flats. Phase 2 also consists of one block of six 1-bed standard amenity flats.

Cairns Crescent, located within half a mile of Nimmo Avenue, is made up of two blocks of four 1-bed cottage flats complete with private rear gardens whilst Glenearn Road is a single block of eight 1-bed cottage flats.

The latest edition to the suite of sites is Birch Avenue. Located in Scone, the development was built upon a site formerly occupied by a series of welfare facilities now comprising 20 one and two bedroom cottage flats complete with in-curtilage parking and rear gardens.

All of the developments are within a short distance of a variety of amenities including Perth Royal Infirmary, Perth Academy, leisure facilities and various retail outlets.

CCG utilised a closed panel timber system for each of the projects manufactured under factory-controlled conditions by CCG OSM. Panels were delivered to site complete with pre-installed insulation, windows, doors (which included CCG-manufactured internal doors), and internal wall linings with pre-fabricated service zones. The CCG OSM-manufactured floor and roof cassettes were also used for the build.

Through the use of the closed panel timber system, each of the developments secured a Silver standard of sustainability. Further efficiencies were brought at site-level due to the faster speed of construction achieved by the simplified installation process, a key advantage in reducing the impact of construction on the adjacent residential areas:

  • Nimmo Avenue Phase 1 (24 days wind and watertight)
  • Nimmo Avenue Phase 2 (14 days wind and watertight)
  • Cairns Crescent (18 days wind and watertight)
  • Glenearn Road (32 days wind and watertight)
  • Birch Avenue (66 days wind and watertight)

Birch Avenue was completed in July 2018.

Client:
Perth and Kinross Council

Contract Value:
£7.6 million (combined total)

 

 

 

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