South West Greenock
The development in the South West of Greenock is being built over three sites at:
- Cumberland Road
- Westmorland Road/Stafford Road
- Nairn Road (former Springfield school site)
A feasibility study for the housing reprovisioning, in conjunction with the other studies underway in this area, was undertaken by FBN Architects in consultation with the local community.
The Scottish Government approved funding of almost £7.5m for River Clyde Homes’ plans to build 114 rented and 12 shared equity properties in the area.
In a competitive tendering process Cruden Building and Renewals Limited (CBRL) was appointed to undertake the project. Cumberland Road (phase 1) and the houses on Westmorland and Stafford Roads have been completed and works have begun at Nairn Road. This and phase 2 of Cumberland Road will be completed by the end of 2013.
In terms of the quality of the build, the two and three bedroom homes are built around paved courtyards and are super thermally efficient to a standard whereby tenants should have fuel costs in the region of only £1 per day.
The courtyards at Cumberland Road have been warmly welcomed by the tenants who were involved in the detailed design process. They are ideal and safe areas for children to play. In terms of vehicle safety, the design of parking courtyards is similar to that at the Woodhall development and was the preferred and safest design solution from the Council’s roads’ engineers.