Carntyne church was a derelict, listed building on Shettleston Road. At the heart of the Shettleston community, it had been owned by Shettleston Housing Association for around 10 years whilst a number of projects were developed by the executive Architects, Page\Park.
Stewart & Shields won the tender and retained John Gilbert Architects to redesign the new build element of the project to meet Certified Passivhaus standard.
Innovation in the design is around achieving the insulation required for passivhaus within the approved geometry. The airtightness in the upper floor flats was exemplary along with excellent insulation.
The project has been designated for older residents (over 55) and the performance of the buildings should save residents several hundred pounds each per year, eliminating fuel poverty.