Alumasc’s Registered Contractor CCG have been nominated across an unprecedented six categories for this year’s Scottish Home Awards with eight project nominations. Achieving finalist status in the Affordable Housing Development (Private House Builder) category is Panmure Street, an innovative project in Glasgow, which demonstrates the benefits and versatility of using the new Alumasc Ventilated System.
Taking its name from the historic use of the adjacent canal, the Timber Basin in Panmure Street provides 108 homes for Queens Cross Housing Association, available to a mix of social housing tenants and shared equity homes for first-time buyers.
CCG was the off-site manufacturer (OSM) and main contractor on the scheme, for which the key driver for the specification of AVS was its ability to replicate traditional construction design whilst being adaptable for the closed panel production line.
A closed panel, fully off-site manufactured solution was delivered, with only a small element of external on-site fabric work required. Alumasc’s lightweight acrylic brick slips were used as the final finish, and are able to replicate any brick in the marketplace.
Paul Muldoon, Contracts Manager at CCG, commented:
“The Panmure project is one of the largest projects using closed panel technology to be manufactured off-site in our new factory. Due to the design of the Alumasc Ventilated System we were able to apply 75% of the brick slips off-site therefore the usual challenges such as transport logistics, site access problems and weather, did not impact on the project.”
Speaking about the project, Mark Gibbs, Technical Director for Alumasc Facades, added:
“By working closely with CCG from the initial design stage right through to installation, we were able to ensure that the Alumasc Ventilated System met all the requirements of the closed panel CCG OSM build and we are thrilled that the project has been shortlisted. We wish CCG all the very best at the final results stage.”