Barrie Place, Kilsyth

New build development built on the site of the former St Patrick's Primary School

Site: Former St Patrick's Primary School, Fisher Avenue, Kilsyth
Number of Units: 30
Cost: £4.7m (including £900,000 Scottish Government grant)
Start Date: May 2015
Completion Date: March 2016

Specification: This development consists of thirty properties including cottage flats, amenity bungalows and family homes.

'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 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 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
  • Strengthened joists for future hoist installation

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:

  • 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
  • Photo Voltaic (PV) Panels to promote energy efficiency
  • Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
  • High quality external common areas
  • Turfed and paved garden areas

'Secure by Design' is a Police Scotland 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

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) is a legal requirement on all sites and requires us to manage rain water in a more sustainable way. Drainage from the houses will continue to be drained into the existing system and rain water will be attenuated via 'oversized' pipes within the site.

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