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Jordanhill Park Project

This development near Glasgow’s west end will feature NorDan windows and doors throughout the proposed 400 new homes.

CALA Homes have been carrying out an extensive regeneration project on the site of the former Strathclyde University Jordanhill campus, which has included the demolition of several buildings on site and the change of use of the iconic David Stow building.

The Jordanhill Park development began in late 2018 and is set to bring 400 new homes by time of project completion in 2024. Designed by Edinburgh-based firm 7N Architects and developed by CALA Homes, the properties on-site will include terraced and detached new-build housing, as well as 67 luxury apartments situated within the re-purposed David Stow building.

This B-category listed building has been the centre of Jordanhill Campus and an iconic part of the greater Glasgow skyline since 1917. In the 1960s and 70s, the 31-acre campus grew under ownership by Strathclyde University and several new concrete buildings were constructed on-site. The campus was closed in 2012 after the university moved its Faculty of Education and was sold on in 2015 for use as a residential development.

The design provided by 7N Architects will transform the David Stow into a stylish apartment block, retaining the neo-classical style of the building’s exterior, copper spires and lobby, which evoke classic New York apartment buildings constructed during the same period. The new-build properties on-site will fit a contemporary profile but still complement the architecture of this central building.

After the first year of the Jordanhill Park regeneration, 19 of the concrete university buildings have been carefully demolished, with almost 100% of materials being recycled and re-used throughout the rest of the development. This isn’t the only environmentally friendly approach being taken during the project, as 40% of greenfield space will be retained and 400 trees planted to satisfy planning conditions.

NorDan successfully won the contract to supply products for Phase 1 and 2 of the development. This will involve the installation of several Alu-clad windows and doors, including fully reversible windows, balcony doors and sliding patio doors. Since longevity and sustainability are at the heart of the project, NorDan’s exceptionally designed, energy-efficient products are a perfect fit.

“We have worked with NorDan from the early stages of planning with phases one and two of the Jordanhill Park development in Glasgow. From the initial enquiry, NorDan have been on hand to answer any technical questions and have also worked extremely hard to provide us with ample window solutions to a project that has had to involve a lot of consideration. This is because the site has had to be restored and rejuvenated to ensure that it is contemporary and modern, but whilst still guaranteeing the design remains sensitive to the heritage of Jordanhill.
Over the duration of the project, we have developed a great working relationship with NorDan and we have been able to fully rely on them to support us throughout the entirety of this project. Because of NorDan’s dedication to this project, they have become a trusted supply chain partner of CALA Homes West and we are greatly looking forward to seeing the products installed over the coming year.” – Stuart Dallas, Project Manager, Cala Homes West

NorDan are thrilled to be involved in the regeneration of the former campus and look forward to watching the rest of this project unfold over the coming years.

Feb 13, 2020
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