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Collective unwraps Govan housing

[First look + project data] Collective Architecture has completed this competition-winning 79 home scheme in Glasgow for Govan Housing Association

The development is split into three blocks: a six-storey block with a new public square and a rooftop pavilion; a curved five-storey block linked to an existing stone tenement building; and a cresecent-shaped lower-density block featuring a mixture of four storey flats and terraced houses.

The Govan Gateway scheme sits at the edge of Govan Town Centre and provides a mix of 37 units for rent, 30 for sale and 12 for shared equity.

According to the practice, the project has been built from ‘a simple palette of materials… including a multi-hued brick, polished block and gold aluminium cladding’ to reflect the materials and colours in the surrounding buildings.


Project data

Architects:  Collective Architecture
Location:  Orkney Street, Govan, Glasgow
Type Of Project: New Build Housing, mixed tenure of social rent, shared equity and private for sale
Structural Engineers: Eric Graham, Scott Bennett Associates
Project Architect: Justin McNeil, Collective Architecture
Design Team: Chris Stewart, Mairi Laverty, Collective Architecture
Client: Fiona Maguire, Govan Housing Association (social rent).  Andy Matheson, Cruden Estates (private for sale)
Funding: Local Authority, Glasgow City Council, Development and Regeneration services (social rent and shared equity).  Gro-Grant through Local Authority (private for sale)
Tender date: December 2008
Start on site date: July 2009
Contract duration: 93 weeks
Gross internal floor area: 6,530m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: Standard Building Contract with Quantities for use in Scotland - SBC/Q/Scot (Revised May 2006)
Total cost:  £10.3 million 
M&E consultant: Contractor Designed element
Quantity surveyor: Gordon Wallace, Brown and Wallace
Planning supervisor: Jim Moore, Carr, McLean, Watson Surveyors
Lighting consultant: Contractor Designed element
Main contractor: Cruden Building & Renewals
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: 
Brick: Tyrone Brick
Main cladding: Novelis Falzonal Aluminium
Main Steelwork: GR Contracts
Internal structural framing and ceiling and soffit linings: Curtis Moore
Windows/doors: Janex
Timber kit: Stewart Milne Group
Roofing membrane: Sarnafil
External hardstanding: Tobermore 
Annual co2 emissions: Average per unit 18 kg co2/m2



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