Glasgow Passivhaus affordable housing project nears completion

A Passivhaus Glasgow affordable housing development has entered its final build stages with the completion of multi-utility services.

Springfield Cross, on Springfield Road in the east end of the city, comprises 36 two and three-bedroom properties delivered by West of Scotland Housing Association.

The development has been supported by multi-utilities contractor Arc-Tech MU on behalf of main contractor CCG and hub West Scotland.

Arc-Tech was responsible for the design and installation of a duel-fuel gas and electrical multi-utilities package that forms part of the development’s energy strategy which, as a result of an ‘advanced’ building fabric and low carbon heating and hot water solutions, has been tipped to ensure future residents benefit from significantly lower bills.

Arc-Tech MU managing director, Josh Martin, said, “On behalf of our team, I thank our clients for their continued support throughout the duration of the multi-utility installation programme. This is an incredibly important project not just for Arc-Tech MU but for the city of Glasgow; we are in the midst of one of the worst cost of living crises in a generation and Passivhaus, whilst being complicated to achieve, is front and centre of the fuel poverty agenda.

“We are incredibly proud to have supported the creation of such high-performing, affordable homes and look forward to working with our clients again in the near future.”

Funded by a £4.3 million grant funding from Glasgow City Council’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme and WSHA’s private finance, Springfield Cross is due for completion this summer.