The Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood is a finalist in the Affordable Housing Development category of the Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2021. The Herald Property Awards for Scotland powered by Property Studios, will take place virtually on Thursday September 30 2021, via the Herald’s Awards Room Platform.
The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2021, powered by Property Studios, will honour the achievements of Scotland’s most innovative and successful home and commercial builders, developers, agents, interior designers and registered social landlords.
To be shortlisted for the affordable housing category, The Gannochy Trust and its partners Anderson Bell Christie have demonstrated that the development has impacted positively on the lives of local residents, contributed towards the regeneration of the area, and used sustainable materials and building techniques.
The new 48 house development integrates seamlessly with the original housing estate built by Gannochy Trust founder and former Scotch whisky entrepreneur and philanthropist, Arthur Kinmond (A K) Bell in the 1920’s. Not only is the new neighbourhood well integrated in terms of building proportions, scale and layout, but careful consideration of the existing tenant community means the new housing will accommodate their future needs as they age, and will also attract younger families and accommodate carers to create an inclusive and resilient community.
The new development is underpinned by three core design principles; ‘Healthy Homes for Life,’ ‘Lifetime Neighbourhoods’ and ‘High Quality Design’ which aim to improve health, accessibility and connectedness for tenants, with the flexibility to adapt to their needs as circumstances change.
The Gannochy Trust Lifetime Neighbourhood was built by Campion Homes and designed by Glasgow architectural firm Anderson Bell + Christie. ‘Healthy Homes for Life,’ and ‘High Quality Design’ elements also received design input from the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at Glasgow School of Art with support from the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.