Get in on the GREEN; as Part of 1999 Year of Architecture, an Innovative Housing Development Is Being Built, Reports NAN ENSOR
Ensor, Nan, Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
THERE is an exciting new development being built for those who want to be surrounded by green.
Scottish Homes are backing an innovative rental project as part of 1999's Homes for the Future at Glasgow Green.
A total of 12 new homes are due to be completed in the city's east end by the summer. And the new housing association have worked closely with tenants and architects Ian Ritchie on design decisions.
Features of the new homes will include greater energy efficiency, lower fuel costs and sound insulation.
The development costs pounds 1,190,000, which includes a pounds 790,000 grant from Scottish Homes and pounds 57,000 from Glasgow 1999.
"These buildings will create quality housing for the future at a key site in Glasgow's east end. And we're confident that many of the ideas being tested here will be used in further housing developments for the 21st century," said Scottish Homes board member Duncan Maclennan.
AILEEN Christie, one of the tenants of the housing association who was involved in the design group, said: "I can't wait to see the flats finished."
The layout of the flats lends itself to different lifestyles, and the low heating costs will be a real benefit to tenants.
Aileen added: "I'm delighted that the tenants' views have been taken seriously, and that we have made an impact on Scotland's home of tomorrow."
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