Arc-Tech MU drafted in for Glasgow’s largest Passivhaus development
Multi-utilities works have commenced at one of Glasgow’s most significant residential developments.
Springfield Cross, located on Springfield Road in the east end of the city, consists of 36 one and two-bedroom affordable homes delivered by West of Scotland Housing Association. Upon completion, the homes will achieve Passivhaus standards of environmental performance, making it the largest of its kind in the Glasgow and Greater Glasgow area.
Passivhaus accreditation is one of the highest standards of build that can be achieved in the UK with enhanced thermal efficiency ensuring a vast reduction in space heating demand, thus, significantly lowering carbon emissions and annual energy bills for the end user.
Arc-Tech MU is responsible for the design and installation of a duel-fuel gas and electrical multi-utilities package, supporting main contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd on behalf of West of Scotland Housing Association and development partner hub West Scotland.
Construction of the building’s superstructure will commence this spring with full completion expected in 2022.
Arc-Tech MU managing director, Josh Martin, said: “With the forthcoming changes to building standards, as well as our target to become a net zero economy, the construction landscape in Scotland is set for significant changes within this decade and multi-utilities will have a very important part to play. Arc-Tech MU welcome this future and that is why we are very proud to be part of Springfield Cross.
“The site itself is a challenge given its size and the immediacy of London Road but our expert contracts team will ensure that the needs of the main construction programme are met to the highest quality standards. We look forward to seeing this project progress over the coming months.”