CCG was appointed by the Local Authority in 2018 after having successfully delivered a series of developments in Clydebank and Bruce Hill with the first of four projects commencing in 2019 at the former St Andrew’s High School, a 126 one, two, three and four-bedroom home development that comprises a mix of flats and house types including and specially designed wheelchair-adapted bungalows. This project was followed by the former Aitkenbar and Haldane Primary School sites (112 homes in total), located in Balloch and Dumbarton respectively.
All of the homes are constructed to the Council’s own design guide which promotes space, accessibility and improved energy performance. This approach was taken a step further at Creveul Court in Alexandria: once belonging to commercial premises, works to transform the site into an innovative residential development began in late-2019 with the site now belonging to 22 homes including one and two-bedroom apartments and one-bedroom bungalows.
The project is the first of its kind to have been delivered to the West Dunbartonshire Council Dementia Design Guide, a framework that integrates cognitive design features within the development for future residents who may be inflicted with dementia later in life, thus, providing them with a home that can support them for a longer period of time. This includes specific colour schemes and bespoke signage.
An additional special feature has been the Council’s approach to specification with carpets and blinds provided as standard by Get Fully Furnished as well as the installation of an energy-efficient electric oven for each property.
All of the homes constructed as part of the WDC/CCG partnership have been constructed using the ‘iQ’ Timber System which is also integrated with CCG-manufactured timber window and door sets.
Works are set to continue across the region with the Queens Quay Regeneration – currently under construction with 24 of the 130 homes facilitated for the Council – as well new projects in Clydebank commencing in 2022.
West Dunbartonshire Council