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WHITLAWBURN REGENERATION, CAMBUSLANG

Whitlawburn Regeneration is an exemplar of large-scale residential development in South Lanarkshire

Undertaken in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council, hub South West and West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative, a total of 311 homes mixed-tenure homes have transformed a site once belonging to poor quality, mid-rise terraced blocks into a new, inclusive community just outside of the bustling Cambuslang town centre.

The project involved the comprehensive demolition of the former homes to accommodate the new build construction. CCG was appointed on a direct award basis and undertook the development as a Design and Build working with architectural partners, Stallan Brand.

Key parameters for the layout of the masterplan were to improve accessibility and energy efficiency, with fuel poverty prevalent amongst the majority of residents, as well as a greater emphasis on placemaking and providing useable green and amenity space.

A total of 230 homes were delivered for social rent with a mix of one and two-bedroom flats, including a fully-accessible amenity housing block, as well as two and three-bedroom, terraced and semi-detached houses that were all created to the Council’s design standard and are fully HfVN compliant.

A total of 81 private dwellings, developed by CCG Homes, form the remainder of the masterplan. ‘Western Terrace’ neighbours the affordable housing site however a tenure-blind approach to architectural form and specification, as well as a fully integrated streetscape, has been utilised to create a sense of place and support community integration. A series of pedestrian and cycle routes also provide direct routes through the development to further promote inclusion amongst residents and the wider commuity.

CCG Homes successfully sold out the development in summer-2023.

Whitlawbrn, in its entirety, was constructed using offsite methods of construction and CCG’s ‘iQ’ Timber System. The System was integrated with CCG’s own PVCu window and door sets with both sets of products designed and fabricated within 2 miles of the development.

As a result of these integrated services, CCG was able to address the Council’s strict quality and energy performance criteria – some dwellings achieved up to a 93 ‘A’ Energy Performance rating – whilst the enhanced speed of delivery derived from the inherent efficiencies brought through offsite MMC ensured tenants were able to occupy their homes faster, a key benefit when considering those who had been decanted.

A wide range of community benefit initiatives were undertaken during the construction programme. These included the creation of 8 jobs, 10 apprenticeships, 25 work placements and curriculum support for local primary and high schools.

A community endowment fund of £50,000 was also utilised to support tenants with fuel and supermarket vouchers provided during the 2022 winter period. A sum of the monies was also used to enhance the masterplan with additional features voted for by tenants.

Client:
South Lanarkshire Council, hub South West & West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative

Value:
£50m

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