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Old Mill Road Leads the Way for Housing Innovation in Lanarkshire

A brand new, environmentally friendly housing development in Uddingston has been completed by South Lanarkshire Council and ‘Off-Site’ manufacturing specialists, CCG OSM. 

Mill Place, on the site of the former Uddingston Public Hall, comprises 12 amenity flats built across two three storey blocks that have been designed and manufactured in CCG OSM’s bespoke off-site manufacturing facility in Cambuslang. 

Through the use of CCG OSM’s closed panel system, which is complete with pre-installed insulation, windows, doors, and service zones, the development has achieved a ‘Silver Standard’ of efficiency, ensuring long term energy savings for the residents. 

Mill Place is also the beneficiary of CCG OSM’s approach to innovation. The timber system used for construction was delivered to site complete with a factory-applied lightweight cladding solution. This solution replicates a traditional brick aesthetic by using individual ‘brick slips’. Fully BBA accredited, the use of the ‘brick slips’ offer the advantages of a brick aesthetic without the necessary pressures on labour or materials and also ensures a faster speed of construction on-site. 

CCG OSM Managing Director, Steven Earlie, commented: 

“Through continual successful demonstration of our off-site and on-site capabilities, we have developed excellent working relationships with many affordable housing providers. We are particularly delighted to have worked with South Lanarkshire Council on this innovative project and appreciate their open and supportive approach to new building technologies which has made this project possible. 

Our closed panel timber system has excellent environmental properties and brings enhanced efficiency on and off-site but with the added advantage of the ‘acrylic brick slips’ cladding solution, we are able to challenge traditional construction practices head on with a product that looks and performs just as well, if not better, than the original. 

We look forward to working with South Lanarkshire Council on our next project where we will be supplying our closed panel timber system on behalf of CCG for a new housing project in Carluke.” 

Annette Finnan, South Lanarkshire Council’s Head of Housing Services said:

‘We are delighted with this development in Uddingston which is the latest phase in South Lanarkshire Council’s Homes+ programme. 

The development has been built with the support of grant funding from the Scottish Government and consists of 12 amenity standard flats suitable for older people providing high quality and energy efficient homes which incorporate renewable technologies such as solar panels. 

Centrally located a few minutes’ walk from Uddingston Main Street, the flats are within easy reach of public transport, health services and local amenities. 

Designed and constructed by South Lanarkshire Council’s in house Design & Property Services Teams the development has recently been shortlisted as a finalist in the Scottish Homes Awards ‘Development of the Year’ (Age Exclusive) category’.

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