Drumchapel Women’s Aid

Health & Care, Housing, Sustainable Architecture

Drumchapel Women’s Aid offers support and temporary refuge accommodation to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

With their previous accommodation scheduled for demolition, Drumchapel Women’s Aid and Cairn Housing Association approached us to design a new centre on a complicated, brownfield site, adjacent to a railway. We designed the building to be open and inclusive for residents, including a creche, teenagers’ room, common lounge and counselling spaces. Each flat has a view over the large, secure garden and play space to the rear.

Staff and residents involved throughout the design and build

Passive security design

Passive solar design