CCG Complete Major City Regeneration
CCG (Scotland) Ltd has completed Phases 4 & 5 of the multi-award winning Anderston Regeneration Masterplan, a landmark housing project in Glasgow.
Delivered on behalf of Sanctuary Scotland and supported by funding from the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council, the new development revitalises a site that was home to traditional concrete block multi-storey flats built in the 1960’s.
The new development has created 206 mixed-tenure properties built in a stunning mix of sandstone and brick and in a style that reinstates the frontage of St Vincent Street, improving city centre sight lines and connectivity. In addition, the new five blocks of flats have been carefully constructed around amenity and green spaces as well as offering new cycle and pedestrian routes. Selected properties also have the benefit of balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows taking advantage of views across the west of the city.
Sanctuary’s requirements for the new homes covered both quality standards and energy performance with a fundamental focus to reduce fuel poverty for residents. To achieve these requirements, CCG embraced the use of its ‘iQ’ timber frame system which has been utilised on previous project phases. The iQ timber frame system is quicker to assemble and also offers improved environmental performance which will benefit future residents.
The completion of Phases 4 & 5 delivered 119 flats for mid-market rent and 87 for social rent.
CCG Chairman and CEO, Alastair Wylie, said:
“The Anderston Regeneration Masterplan has been a resounding success for CCG and our partners Sanctuary.
“Manufactured under factory-controlled conditions, the ‘iQ’ system has a much improved level of air tightness when compared with traditional methods. This, aligned with use of energy efficient appliances and solar PV, will encourage energy savings and minimise fuel costs for residents.
“The project also had to be delivered at pace due to instances of rehoming some existing residents and as components such as windows, doors and insulation are pre-installed, a faster speed of construction could be achieved. The entire development was erected, wind and watertight (excluding closes) in just 36 weeks.”
A wide range of community benefit initiatives were also provided in the delivery of this phase including six full-time jobs; 20 trade apprenticeships were sustained, 5 work placements delivered and a number of donations were made to community projects.
“Through the support of our client, we were able to provide a unique level of community benefit initiatives with a key focus on employment and training which is something we will look to sustain as we continue our strong working relationship.”