North Biggar Road, Airdrie

This development consists of 14 cottage flats within the Drumgelloch conservation area, Airdrie

Site: Corner North Biggar Road and Flowerhill Street
Number of units: 14 x 2 bedroom cottage flats
Cost: £1.7m
Start Date: September 2013
Completion: June 2014

Specification: This development consists of 14 properties all of which are 2 bedroom cottage flats on a the site of the former Albert Primary School. Details of our specification are:-

'Housing for Varying Needs' which means that our new build housing is designed to provide for people's different needs and circumstances. People have various housing needs and these will almost certainly change through a lifetime. The built form of all housing should be flexible enough to accommodate a range of these needs. Housing for Varying Needs will allow us to achieve a degree of flexibility, suit people of different abilities and be fit for purpose.

  • Step free access on ground floor properties (although due to the nature of the slope on site, one ground floor property has some internal steps).
  • Wider door openings
  • Electrical switches and sockets at accessible locations and heights
  • Handrails on both sides of stairs
  • Stairs wide enough to accommodate a stair lift and allow free passage
  • Bathrooms able to be adapted into wet rooms
  • Handles on all doors designed for maximum ease
  • Lever handle taps

In addition to this, the external appearance of the properties has been designed to reflect the Conservation Area status of the area.

Although we have achieved a high specification, this is continually assessed and improved in accordance with the councils capital programme and feedback from tenants. Some standard specification items are:-

  • EPC Energy Rating of 'B' with SAP Rating 83 / 84 and CO2 Rating of 87 / 88
  • Awaiting final Eco- Homes Assessment but designed to achieve at least 'Good'
  • Building Standards - Silver Standard 1 & 2
  • Decoration throughout
  • High quality fitted kitchens with non-slip flooring
  • High quality bathroom fitments with non slip flooring
  • Condensing boilers
  • Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
  • Sun pipes fitted to dwellings for additional natural light
  • High quality external common areas
  • Turfed and paved garden areas

'Secure by Design' is a Police initiative to design out crime through accreditation of security standards and is part of the planning process. Designing out crime reduces the vulnerability of a property to crime by correcting risks such as poor lighting and vulnerable car parking that may be designed inadvertently in our environment over time. Some of design elements included in our new build houses are:-

  • Rear fencing at 1.8m high
  • Improved surveillance by designing windows that overlook common areas
  • Improved door and window specifications
  • Avoidance of dark recessed areas
  • Door viewers

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