The new housing development will comprise of the following house types:
- 38 two-bedroom houses with open plan living / kitchen / dining space (detcahed and semi-detached)
- 6 one-bedroom houses with open plan living / kitchen / dining space (terraced)
- 4 three-bedroom two storey houses with a fully accessible ground floor to accomodate disabled family members (detached)
One of the key characteristics of the original housing estate is the orientation of all the houses to face south west to maximise sunlight into the main living spaces. This has been continued in the new development with the different house types being spread throughout the development to maximise integration.
Covered external spaces have been provdied to allow greater connection with the outdoors and the wider community including the shared greenspaces.
The Trust and the design team have worked with the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at Glasgow School of Art with assistance from the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre to develop house designs which will deliver healthy, well-ventilated houses.
Two key elements of this are the use of natural woodfibre insulation to allow the houses to 'breathe' and enhanced natural ventilation using secure over-window ventilators and a central ventilation stack which terminates in the distinctive 'chimney' on each roof.
All houses have also been provided with a utility room to allow adequate space for laundry to be dried during the winter months.