Contemporary Alumasc update for unique new residential development

  • 31 Mar 2021

The former Holmlea Primary School is one of Glasgow’s most distinctive residential developments. It features the Heritage Cast Aluminium rainwater system from Alumasc.

The site was not in use for 15 years, after its initial closure in 2004, before finally finding a new owner in Home Group

In total, the redevelopment presents a total of 49 homes, in a mix of social and affordable rent.

Working closely with Historic Environment Scotland, architects on the project, Anderson Bell + Christie, were able to deliver a sympathetic restoration and addition to the existing building, brining it back into use and provide all important housing to the area.

Preserving the listed status and historic features of the building, while incorporating a new extension, creating design synergy between both, was a crucial objective of the project.


‘Timeless solution’

Nicola McGowan, Area Sales Manager for Scotland, comments: “Alumasc’s Heritage range compliments this listed building, specifically with our Moulded MG3 gutter profile.”

The design provides all the essential architectural features appropriate to traditionally designed buildings.

“The Heritage range is also fully in-tune with modern buildings, and can offer an ideal, timeless solution for projects such as this one, which exists between eras,” she adds.

Heritage Cast Aluminium is a comprehensive range of traditional gutter profiles, with round, square and rectangular downpipes and all associated fittings and accessories.

Available in 26 standard colours, or to match any BS or RAL colour to special order, the range is also available in a textured finish to resemble a traditional cast iron surface. Its BBA approved powder coating process ensures a long-lasting finish.


‘A great solution’ from Alumasc

Nicola continues: “Aluminium is a metal with exceptional characteristics, both relating to its functional performance and sustainable credentials.

“It has become increasingly important in the construction industry recently as it offers a corrosion resistant, lightweight and durable material that is also highly formable and 100% recyclable. It offers a great solution to this project.”

The building could be complete in a way that is respectful to the original history, while guaranteeing a long-lasting installation.

The former Holmlea Primary School is also gaining notoriety as one of the finalists for the 2021 RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence.

For more information on Alumasc Rainwater Heritage Cast Aluminium, be sure to hit the link.

Alumasc Water Management Solutions
Station Road
NN15 5JP
United Kingdom

Phone: 01536 383810
Fax: 01744 648401

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