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Niddrie Road, Glasgow: Tenement retrofit evaluation
In the autumn of 2019, Southside housing association saw an opportunity to undertake a demonstration project involving the deep retrofit of such a block, made possible by a Scottish Funding Council (SFC) climate emergency research competition.

In the autumn of 2019, Southside housing association saw an opportunity to undertake a demonstration project involving the deep retrofit of such a block, made possible by a Scottish Funding Council (SFC) climate emergency research competition.

A partnership of the housing association, the city council, John Gilbert Architects and CCG construction would deliver an EnerPHit level retrofit (PassivHaus for existing buildings), supported by a research evaluation, funded by SFC, led by the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence and colleagues at the University of Strathclyde (working closely with the housing association and the architect). This report details that research evaluation and its wider lessons for tenements and our older building stock.107 Niddrie Road, Glasgow, is a standard four storey sandstone fronted block of eight small flats located near the north side of Queens Park and the arterial Victoria road, on the south side of the city close to the M74 motorway. The specific site is two tenement blocks away from the entrance to Queens Park railway station. The neighbourhood is dominated by pre-1919 sandstone tenements. The property was constructed in 1895. The planned project was delayed by Covid-19 which in turn impacted on planning permissions and securing finance. Consequently, construction did not start till the Spring of 2021 and the completed project was handed over to the association a year later, with tenants moving in later in 2022.

Author(s): Ken Gibb, Tim Sharpe, Chris Morgan, Andrew Hoolachan, Bilge Serin, Alejandro Moreno-Rangel, James White
Published: 18 September 2023
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