Posted on August 03, 2021
On Friday morning, several of our colleagues had a breakfast visit to Civic House, at Cowcaddens, Glasgow, designed by Emily Ong and Rupert Daly.
Client, Rob Morrison of TakTal, gave the group a tour of the building, with it’s newly completed external elevations, which were looking incredibly crisp (credit to the contractor!)
Civic House is an old printworks, which date from the 1930’s have been retrofitted to near Passivhaus standard, with new insulated roof with photovoltaic array, super insulated external walls and new render works, new triple glazed Alclad windows throughout, and a building wide mechanical heat recovery ventilation system.
The building is a working example of how post industrial buildings can be repurposed and made to operate economically, in a world where existing buildings need to be considered as important as new buildings The reuse and refurbishment of existing buildings ensures energy loss is minimised and whole life carbon is vastly reduced.
We hope this building sets a new standard for post industrial retrofits, amid the escalating climate crisis.