Shettleston development scoops top industry award

A new Glasgow development of 29 amenity flats has won a top award at the Scottish Home Awards.

The flats, located at Fernan Gardens in Shettleston, were crowned winner in the Development of the Year (age exclusive) category.

Partnership housing provider Lovell collected the award at the 2017 Scottish Home Awards ceremony, which was recently held in Glasgow.

The development was built on behalf of Shettleston Housing Association and designed by architects Anderson Bell + Christie. Designed specifically for rent for those over the age of 55, the flats feature a landscaped courtyard, triple glazing, solar panels, a heat recovery system and communal Wi-Fi.

Sarah Freel, regional partnerships director at Lovell, commented that the firm was “thrilled” with the win.

“Lovell has been building affordable partnership homes for over 45 years and continues to have a strong pipeline of work throughout central Scotland, demonstrating our on-going commitment to building high-quality and affordable homes tailored to the local community’s specific needs.”

Chris Cunningham, director of Shettleston Housing Association, added, “Shettleston Housing Association is delighted with the success of this development. As well as looking great and being highly energy-efficient, it has helped to foster a real sense of community amongst the residents.

“One of the project’s main successes, so far, has been the way it has created a place where neighbours interact and look out for one another. For this older client group this is a great benefit, at a time in their lives when people risk becoming more socially isolated. The communal Wi-Fi system has also been proving successful in connecting people to the world digitally.”