Gannochy Trust Lifetime Neighbourhood shortlisted for three housing development awards
A new intergenerational neighbourhood in Perth designed by Glasgow architecture firm Anderson Bell + Christie for the Gannochy Trust, has been shortlisted for three awards at the Inside Housing Development Awards 2021.
The development is up for best affordable housing development (less than £10m), best healthy homes development (rural and suburban) and best older people’s housing development (rural and suburban).
The 48 new homes integrate seamlessly with the original housing estate built by Gannochy Trust founder and former Scotch whisky entrepreneur and philanthropist, Arthur Kinmond (A K) Bell in the 1920s. Not only is the new neighbourhood well integrated in terms of building proportions, scale and layout, but careful consideration of the existing tenant community means the new housing will accommodate their future needs as they age, and will also attract younger families and accommodate carers to create an inclusive and resilient community.
The new development is underpinned by three core design principles; ‘Healthy Homes for Life,’ ‘Lifetime Neighbourhoods’ and ‘High Quality Design’ which aim to improve health, accessibility and connectedness for tenants, with the flexibility to adapt to their needs as circumstances change.
The Gannochy Trust Lifetime Neighbourhood was built by Campion Homes.
‘Healthy Homes for Life,’ and ‘High Quality Design’ elements also received design input from the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at Glasgow School of Art with support from the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.
The awards take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in London, on November 4.