Led by developer Bigg Regeneration, a partnership between Places for People Capital and Scottish Canals, and managed by igloo, 33 three and four-bedroom townhouses were constructed by CCG as an extension to residential development at Maryhill Locks Phase 3, which was completed in 2017.
The overall appearance is intended to provide a character that is in-keeping with the green corridor created by the adjacent 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 and enjoy.
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 entirely sold out 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, each offering a valuable contribution to a build-out period (wind and watertight status) within a net period of 17 weeks as well as delivering 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