John Gilbert Architects was commissioned by Southside Housing Association to draw up proposals to refurbish this typical Glasgow tenement to the EnerPHit standard. All eight flats in the building are currently void and so the opportunity has been taken to undertake a full renovation of the internal finishes and fittings, as well as a comprehensive upgrade of external elements such as roof, stonework and rainwater goods.
The project has been developed in partnership with CCG Contractors, with nbm Construction Cost Consultants and DEW as structural engineers. In addition, we have been working with WARM as certifiers, Passivhaus Associates and Greengauge providing WUFI calculations.
The project was one of only two awarded around £250k in Scottish Government funding via the Scottish Funding Council to investigate and disseminate innovative and sustainable approaches to housing. The bid was led by CaCHE (UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence) and the focus of the work is to demonstrate an approach that rigorously tackles energy efficiency and fuel poverty whilst also addressing issues related to health and well-being as well as heritage, building maintenance and management. This holistic approach is supported by an extensive monitoring regime that will track ongoing conditions in the homes once occupied.