12 Affordable Apartments, Caol

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12no. 2 bedroomed apartments were to be built on the site of the former Health Clinic, Kilmallie Road, Caol.

The design brief called for highly efficient/sustainable apartments that achieved 40% betterment than the Building Regulations at the time, in terms of u-values and SAP rating.

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The project was commissioned as by The Highland Council as a Design and Build competition. KDP worked with UBC Construction Ltd to develop the scheme design which won the competition.

The single continuous block of two storey flats wrapped around a southeast facing common courtyard with the buildings pushed towards the northeast and northwest site boundaries.

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All ground floor flats having private garden space and own access.

Each apartment had the main living spaces with a southerly orientation maximising the solar gain opportunities. Each of the apartments has solar water heating with panels fitted within the south facing roof slopes.

There is a simple pallet of external materials with smooth cement render walls with areas of feature timber cladding, slate pitched roofs and Aluclad windows and doors.

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