Parkhead Housing Association begins work at former school site

Quarrybrae-SiteParkhead Housing Association (PHA) has cut ground on a new development which will deliver 60 new high quality affordable homes at the site of the old Quarrybrae School.

The ceremony was performed by leader of Glasgow City Council Frank McAveety in front of an audience of invited guests last week.

Marking another milestone in the history of the Association, the development will be a result of a £5.5 million investment part funded by Glasgow City Council and will include a broad range of homes including 1 and 2 bedroom flats and 3 and 4 bedroom houses.

PHA will also be aiming to cater for a wide range of tenancies including wheelchair, amenity housing, mainstream housing and mid market rent. The development will also meet strict silver standards for energy efficiency which will see a saving passed on to the eventual tenants.

The development consists of predominately flats which will form a four storey “urban wall” around the perimeter of the site. The “softer” centre of the site contains a mixture of two storey houses, a new vehicular access, parking and well defined communal and private gardens.

The flatted blocks have a tenemental aesthetic with deep window reveals and tall vertically proportioned windows with high quality facing brick. The material and detailing theme is continued in the houses to provide a uniform clarity to the overall design.

A high quality landscaping scheme is proposed to provide the homes with a pleasant and secure setting and a new sense of place. Parking will be on site supported by redefined, under-used on street public spaces.

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