Nursery Court, Kildrum, Cumbernauld

New build development of 16 cottage flats in Kildrum

Kildrum Completed development

Number of units: 16 cottage flats
Site: Former Kildrum Nursery Site
Cost: £1.6m
Developer: Lovell
Start Date: October 2016
Completion: January 2018

Specification: This development comprises 16 properties:

  • 8 x 3 apartment (2 bedrooms) for 4 persons, two of which (ground floor) will have wet floor rooms and the remainder with traditional bathrooms with over-bath showers.
  • 8 x 2 apartment (1 bedroom) for 2 persons, the four ground floor properties will have wet floor rooms and the four upper floor properties will have traditional bathrooms, with over-bath showers.

All properties are designed to 'Housing for Varying Needs - Part 1' standards 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 is a design guide to achieve a degree of flexibility, suit people of different abilities and be fit for purpose.

  • Step free access on ground floor properties
  • Wider door openings
  • Electrical switches and sockets at accessible locations and heights
  • Handrails on stairs
  • Bathrooms able to be adapted into wet rooms
  • Handles on all doors designed for maximum ease of use
  • Lever handle taps

'Secure by Design' is a Police initiative to design out crime through accreditation of security standards as 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

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

  • Silver level 1 & 2 Building Standards (which may mean an element of renewable energy such as PV panels)
  • Decoration throughout
  • High quality fitted kitchens with non-slip flooring
  • High quality bathroom fitments with non slip flooring
  • Eco rated condensing boilers
  • Carbon monoxide, smoke and heat detectors
  • High quality external common areas
  • Turfed and paved garden areas

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