The Places for People, Roman Fields Phase 1 residential development in the former mining village of Twechar has won two awards at the 2015 Scottish Home Awards - Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year in both the Housing Association and Private Builder categories. The project was also commended in the Best Large Development Award category.
The Roman Fields site, designed by Cooper Cromar, comprises of 150 new homes and forms part of the overall Twechar Regeneration Project. A partnership between Places for People (PfP), East Dunbartonshire Council, the Local Community, and the Twechar Regeneration Group set up to revitalise the village by providing 300 new homes, open space and infrastructure.
The project was the catalyst for the establishment of a collaborative partnership between PfP and EDC to pilot an assessment methodology to ensure this, and future applications, test and deliver the principles of Designing Streets. The project will also form part of a case study by the Scottish Government as a Model of Excellence in implementing Designing Streets principles and sustainable place-making.