Phase 1 - Completed 2001
A mixed development of 20 houses and flats for Hjaltland Housing Association. The houses and flats are all designed to barrier-free standard and are timber frame and highly insulated with timber external cladding. The latter is painted in a range of colours to enrich the surrounding environment and provide contrast to the neighbouring housing and industrial estate. Four houses are heated by ground source heat pumps.
Phase 2 - Completed 2009
22 semi-detached dwelling houses designed primarily as a family-oriented scheme, providing an accommodation mix of 3, 4 and 6 person houses.
The house types vary in form and appearance but similar construction details are used unifying the scheme. Vibrant external wall cladding colours are used with white windows and cover boards. The main living accommodation in each property is orientated to maximize sunlight and enjoy views to the village of Scalloway.
The houses are effectively double insulated to minimise heat loss. The main heating is provided by individual ground source heat pumps and supplemented by a whole house ventilation system with heat recovery.
The houses are laid out along a new access road with shared car parking. Communal play areas, recycling refuse bins and a sustainable urban drainage scheme were incorporated within the development. Each site boundary and the site perimeter are marked with attractive natural timber fencing.