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Old Carntyne Church becomes new Cunningham House

Congratulations to Cunningham House, a development of 19 homes for older people in the East End of Glasgow, which has just been recognised at the Inside Housing Development Awards, winning the Best Affordable Housing (urban) category, as well as reaching the shortlist for Best Older People's Housing Development (up to 50 homes). 

Cunningham House | John Gilbert Architects

Key facts

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March 2017

August 2019



£2.8 million

Old Carntyne Church, a listed building in Shettleston in the east end of Glasgow, has been given a new lease of life, now providing 19 homes for the over-55s in a mix of old and new, all built to the highest quality. The flats in the new 5 storey block alongside the church have achieved the Passivhaus standard, and across a glazed link, in the old church itself, the remaining 13 flats plus a semi-detached 3-bed home have been built using the same methods and skills.





Key team

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MVHR, windows and doors:      

Shettleston Housing Association     

Page / Park

John Gilbert Architects

Stewart & Shields

Design Engineering Workshop

Green Building Store 

Stained glass with secondary glazing in Carntyne Church

Carntyne Church before and after | Stewart and Shields

Further information

Previous PHT story: Passivhaus developments in Scotland - 20 February 2019

Passivhaus Social Housing: Maximising benefits, minimising costs

Carntyne Church Passivhaus flats, Glasgow 

Project case study | Stewart & Shields [PDF]


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28th November 2019

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