Secured by Design accreditation helps to improve the way of life for the Twechar community
Places for People and East Dunbartonshire Council have formed a Regeneration Partnership to improve the way of life of the Twechar community. Twechar is a vibrant community located adjacent to the Forth and Clyde canal sited within the boundary of the frontiers of the Roman Empire (Antonine Wall) and as such benefits from World Heritage status.
Built by Cruden Building & Renewals, Roman Fields is the first Phase of a 155 new build Residential development which follows on from the previous Home for Scotland award winning Davidson Crescent residential development located to the South of the village.
NorDan were pleased to supply their new StormGuard window to this project and were further delighted to learn of the multiple awards the project went on to win.
“From a windows perspective this project embodied all the aspects of Designing streets and Secured by Design through positive passive surveillance and visual connections. All of which were enhanced and achieved by the strategic location of the windows from large feature corner window screens to more traditional units.” David McMahon, of Cooper Cromar Architects.
Through a Community Design Working Group the character and identity of the development was extensively discussed and ensured reference to historic village settings such as; meeting spaces, varying street design, linkage and access to surrounding open space. The adoption of a Designing Streets environment ensured a unique development different from other neighbouring new build with Place Making at the heart of the design.
Awards Won: Scottish Home Awards - Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year (Private Builders) 2015, Scottish Home Awards - Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year (Housing Associations) 2015, Homes for Scotland Awards - Commendation Best Large Development 2015, WhatHouse? Awards - Silver Best Starter Home 2015.