Gooseander Place

Project Description:

  • Client:   Port of Leith Housing Association Ltd
  • Project: New build housing – 102 No flats
  • Service Provided: Employer’s Agent/Quantity Surveyor
  • Procurement:   Design and build
  • Contract period: 100 weeks
  • Architect:   Patience & Highmore
  • Engineer:   Upton McGougan
  • Contractor:   CBC Limited

The project comprises 102 No flats (12 No wheelchair, 20 No amenity and 70 No mainstream) constructed over five and six storeys and includes 7 No common stair cores.

Sustainable features incorporated within the specification include:

  • Ground source heat pumps and underfloor heating to all 18 No ground floor flats
  • Timber frame superstructure
  • Enhanced levels of insulation
  • Condensing boilers

The project was the “Large Affordable Housing Development of the Year” award winner at the prestigious Scottish Home Awards 2010.