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The social housing project consists of 87 units in a mixture of small terraces and semidetached houses. The project incorporated several sustainability measures including sustainable drainage, combined heat and power plant and noise control.






The site layout was designed to allow the houses along the boundary of the railway line to act as a sound barrier to the rest of the site. To protect these houses from surrounding noise an acoustic barrier was installed along the edge of the railway line boundary. Sound tests of the trains were carried out and an acoustic specialist calculated what additional noise control would be needed.

The upper floor windows of the houses backing onto the railway had to have an increased glazing specification, however the windows that were in the cut-away roofs acted to deflect sound and did not require additional control.





Project team

Cloch Housing Association Ltd

Kelvin Homes

John Gilbert Architects

J & R Queenan

Elliot and Co.


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