Rothes Drive affordable housing, Glasgow

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Summary

Sector
Affordable housing
Value
£4.3m
Location
Glasgow
Status
Completed
Customer
Maryhill Housing Association
Completion
October 2022
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Affordable family housing for Maryhill

Robertson delivered 22 affordable homes on the site of a former care home, Ferguson Anderson House.

Our first project with Maryhill Housing, its range of properties meets the requirements of different types of households in this area in the north of Glasgow.

The £4.3 million development will provide a mix of semi-detached and terraced housing with two wheelchair-adaptable properties.

22

homes

2

wheelchair adaptable properties

Key challenges

To create driveways, we needed to divert underground media services. With proper planning in place, good communication and temporary traffic management, this was overcome as quickly as possible.

With a compact, tight site – as houses started to be built, space for materials was limited – we had to plan storage of materials carefully, bringing them in to 'just in time' delivery practices.


We are excited to be working alongside Robertson Partnership Homes to provide this much-needed, affordable family housing for Maryhill. As with all of our developments, we will be giving back to the local area by providing a range of community benefit.
Roger Popplewell
Maryhill Housing Chair

Ensuring best quality for customer and residents

The homes are designed and constructed to a high specification, including solar panels and thick layers of loft insulation that will keep energy bills low. High quality fittings and finishes such as attractive sanitaryware and spacious kitchens create a comfortable home that residents can be proud of.

Honouring a local legacy

The nursing home which previously occupied the site was named after Sir William Ferguson Anderson. The new development will continue to honour the prominent Glasgow geriatrician, by incorporating a memorial plaque and small seating area in his memory, that was designed with input from his relative.

Community impact

Robertson committed to making long-term, positive impact on the community. We secured employment for two people from the local area and helped three apprentices continue to develop their skills and knowledge. We hosted work placements for local young people on the TIGERS programme, delivering construction training despite, and alongside, coronavirus restrictions.

Key benefits

  • 3 apprenticeships
  • 2 new local jobs created
  • 4 work placements

Procurement

The project was procured through The Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA). The H1 framework for New Build Housing Construction provides an efficient, value for money procurement route for local authorities, social landlords and other public sector bodies for the development of new build housing projects and associated works including development agreements and land purchases.