The Get Living Glasgow development is an exciting and large scale PRS project close to the Merchant City area of Glasgow, incorporating over 720 new build apartments. The design intent conveys the social aspect of the developers culture, encouraging people to interact within a city living environment. The creation of key social spaces are as important as the creation of the apartments themselves.
An on-site district heating scheme provides all space heating and domestic hot water, this is centrally generated within an energy centre, driven by heat pump technology. All spaces are heated from this low carbon source via radiators. Demand driven ventilation serves all living spaces, providing the quality of air required for appropriate health and wellbeing standards. The application of heat recovery drainage is a key technology which helps reduce the demand for domestic hot water heating. Thermal performance of the building has been heavily assessed, with U-Values and air permeability at good practice standards, helping to insulate the building from the external environment. Electric car charging facilities look to provide capacity for the anticipated future increase in the use of electric vehicles within city spaces. The project achieves a design certification of Silver Active under the Scottish Technical Standards Section 7 Sustainability assessment criteria.