Client: Drum Property Group
Location: Minerva Street, Glasgow
Mix: 31 apartments – 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms
Tenure: Private for Sale
Complete: May 2021 (Part of Phased Handover)
Value: £17.5 Million
Contract: Design and Build
Sustainability: PV and solar hot water with CHP
Minerva Street overlooks two of the most architecturally striking structures in Glasgow; the SEC Armadillo and the SSE Hydro. Upper apartments feature floor to ceiling windows to maximise the city views and benefit from solar gain.
The development comprises of a single stand-alone building, with phased handovers in sequence. One, two, and three bedroom apartments have car parking and full lift access.
Extensive engagement with Network Rail was required as the site being situated over a live railway line. A high level of construction expertise and supervision ensured railway tunnels underneath the site were not compromised at any time during the works.
The development contributes a 15% reduction in carbon emissions beyond the 2007 Building Regulations (Scotland). This was achieved by utilising a Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) and thermally enhanced building fabric. CHP provides low temperature hot water to heat the building and a low carbon source for electrical generation.
In addition, photovoltaic and solar thermal panels have been installed. Solar thermal panels have one of the lowest carbon footprints of all renewables, with just 10-35 grammes of carbon per one kWh of heat. A SUDs basin has been incorporated to manage surface water and allow it to be removed on site naturally without entering the drainage network.
Community Open Space
Landscaping creates leafy spaces for recreation and a place for residents to relax in the heart of the city, protected from the elements by the building form.
Supporting Young People and Education
Ogilvie site staff raised funds for £500 new classroom toys and playground equipment at Oakgrove Primary School in summer 2021. This was a direct benefit to pupils and created learning opportunities related to construction, tailored to the curriculum.