The project involved the delivery of 40 new build flats and 20 new build terraced houses. The social housing provides a mixture of wheelchair accessible flats, 2 bedroom flats and 3 bedroom houses with landscaped common and public routes through the site.
The structural form was timber frame on strip foundations supported on vibro compacted ground or suspended ground beams supported on piled foundations.
Struer were responsible for the civil and structural engineering design of the superstructure, substructure and the infrastructure works. The infrastructure works were designed and approved for the future development of the whole site.
The main challenge was the design of the surface water drainage system which had to attain shallow gradients and attenuation requirements before connecting to the outfall to the River Clyde. There was also significant coordination with Glasgow City Roads and Scottish Water to get approval of the adopted road and the drainage system respectively.
BENEFITS TO CLIENT:
The housing development is in a prominent location on Govan Road and ideally located for providing accommodation for staff at the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.