WORK is under way to build dozens of new energy- efficient homes which will form Scotland’s tallest timber structure.
Glasgow firm CCG is behind the project to build 42 “mid-market’ rented flats in Yoker for Sanctuary housing with views across the River Clyde. Once complete, the seven storey building, which has been designed by Mast Architects and combines the use of cross laminated timber (CLT) and an acrylic brick-slip façade will be the tallest timber structure in the country.
CLT first emerged on the market in 2003 and was used to build Murray Grove in London, which at nine storeys is the tallest building of its kind in the UK. The development is made up of two one bedroomed flats, 37 two bedroomed flats and three three bedroomed flats and are due for completion in the Autumn. The majority of the flats have their own balcony and private parking.
Through the use of the closed panel timber system, Glasgow builder CCG say residents will benefit from savings on their energy bills as well as contributing to a carbon emissions saving of 46 tonnes per year. Alastair Wylie, Chief Executive of CCG said: “This project is not only ground-breaking for CCG in terms of the CLT construction method but it also seeks to address some of the industry challenges in terms of resource demand; both the labour skills requirement and also the material supply chain.”
The project is expected to be completed in the autumn.