Client: Ogilvie Homes
Location: Annandale and Springhill North
Mix: 36 Houses, 3 and 4 bedrooms
Tenure: Private for Sale
Complete: September 2019
Value: £5.9 Million
Contract: Design and Build
Sustainability: Silver Aspects 1 and 2, 'fabric first' design principles
Annadale Kilmarnock’s site is bound to the east by Annanhill Golf Club and a residential development at Moorfield with a small burn along that boundary. These thermally efficient homes include three bedroom semi-detached units, with three and four bed detached family villas.
To ensure that the development compliments the natural character of the area, external finishes were carefully selected.
A large well-equipped and landscaped play area is provided. Accessible open space was integrated throughout within the development, ensuring that residents of all generations and mobility can benefit from the amenity provided. The development enhances the sense of community within Annandale and Springhill.
Delivering Sustainable Homes
The homes are designed to 'fabric first’ principles, Silver Aspect 1 & 2. The approach relies on a highly insulated envelope to deliver superb energy performance. These homes have enhanced thermal properties and have realised a 21% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. The low maximum demand for space heating is 40 kWh/m2 for the houses and 30 kWh/m2 for the flats.
Surface water is retained and managed naturally on site (within a SUDs basin) to prevent it entering the drainage network.
Re-purposing Contaminated Land
The site suffered from several forms of ground contamination and was originally an industrial area. Historically coal mining, brick manufacturing and rail infrastructure have taken place in this location.
It was imperative to remove all forms of hazardous material from the ground following the demolition of existing structures. The new development has unlocked a disused industrial wasteland and returned the land to safe and purposeful use.