Our New Housing
Our mission is to continue A.K Bell's legacy by building well designed homes and green spaces fit for the future

Completed in 2020, the recently built extension to The Gannochy Trust housing estate is a modern interpretation of A.K. Bell’s vision to provide healthy, affordable homes for the local community.

Click on the image above to view a short film on the design concepts and impact of The Gannochy Trust’s recent housing expansion in Perth.

Our New Housing
Key features

All 48 of the new houses and bungalows are red brick with slate roofs, have large windows to maximise light and are south facing.  Each house has its own garden with a shed and space for growing.   A unique feature of the new houses are the ‘sitooteries.’  These are special seating areas where tenants can enjoy the outdoors whilst sheltered from the Scottish weather.  The houses all have enhanced ventilation and laundry rooms to help improve indoor air quality.

The new development has a mix of one, two and three bedroom homes.  These are designed for the changing needs of people throughout their lives and can be easily adapted for accessibility needs.


Our New Housing
Awards and recognition

The new development recently won the prestigious Civic Trust Selwyn Goldsmith Award for Universal Design. The judges were particularly impressed by how the Gannochy Trust’s lifetime neighbourhood was ‘sensitively designed in terms of massing, scale and urban design, with careful consideration of the existing tenant group.

In addition to the Civic Trust Selwyn Goldsmith Award, the estate has won multiple national awards:

  • Saltire Awards 2021 – Multiple Dwelling- Winner
  • Inside Housing Development Awards 2021-  Best Healthy Home
  • Inside Housing Development Awards 2021-  Best Affordable housing (under £10M)
  • Housing Digital Innovation Awards 2022 – Most Innovative Affordable Housing Scheme Winner
  • Dundee Institute of Architects Awards 2021 – Best Group of Housing
  • Scottish Design Awards 2021 – Residential multi unit
  • Scottish Design Awards 2021- Affordable housing
  • Scottish Design Awards 2021- Masterplanning/landscaping commendation
  • Herald Property Awards 2021 – Affordable Housing Development
  • Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards 2020  –  Residential (large)
  • Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards 2020 – Sustainability

Click on the image above to view a short time-lapse film on the building of The Gannochy Trust’s recent housing expansion in Perth from June 2018 to August 2020.