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Design at the Heart of House-Building

DescriptionThis research focuses on investigating how private sector developers across Scotland conceive design and how they engage with design quality in the development process for new housing.
ISBN9780 7559 68107
Official Print Publication DateApril 2008
Website Publication DateApril 16, 2008

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School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University in association with Architecture at Edinburgh University and the School of Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art
ISBN 978 0 7559 6810 7
ISSN 0950 2254
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CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
KEYNOTE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Introduction
Main Findings
Recommendations

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
Aims and objectives
Context for the research
Research methodology
Other research considerations

CHAPTER TWO RESEARCH FINDINGS
Introduction
Background information
Summary of background information
Value of design and definition of design quality
Summary of the value of design and definition of design quality
Design priorities and integration of design into the development process
Design staff and training
Summary of design staff and training
Influences on design in the development process
Summary of influences on design in the development process
Modernising construction, sustainability in construction, variation and standardisation in design
Summary of responses on modernising construction, design variation and standard house types

CHAPTER THREE CASE STUDIES
Case study purpose and selection
Key lessons from the case studies
Case study 1: Park Lane - Renfrew Riverside, Renfrew
Case study 2: Taylor Woodrow Developments Ltd - Wester Inch, Bathgate
Case study 3: Ogilvie Homes / Mactaggart & Mickel Ltd / Stewart Milne Homes - The Drum, Bo'nes
Case study 4: Miller Homes (Scotland West) - Tower View, Crookston, Glasgow
Case study 5: McCarthy & Stone (Developments) Ltd - Eden Court, Cupar, Fife
Case study 6: Applecross Properties Ltd - Eyre Place, Edinburgh
Case study 7: Tighmor / I & H Brown Ltd - Laidneskea, Strathtay, Perthshire
Case study 8: Stewart Milne Homes (North Scotland) - Kepplestone, Aberdeen
Case study 9: CALA Homes (West) Ltd - Montgomery Heights, Jordanhill, Glasgow
Case study 10: Mactaggart & Mickel - Aidan's Brae, Clarkston, Glasgow

CHAPTER FOUR CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Introduction
General conclusions from the research findings
Overview of good practice in the case studies
Reflection on the findings in a wider context
Recommendations

REFERENCES

ANNEX 1 EMAIL SURVEY
ANNEX 2 SEMI-STRUCTURED INTERVIEW BRIEFING DOCUMENTS
ANNEX 3 CASE STUDY DATA COLLECTION GUIDE

The views expressed in the report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Scottish Government or any other organisation(s) by which the author(s) is/are employed.

The Scottish Government is making this research report available in order to provide access to its contents for those interested in the subject. The Executive commissioned the research but has not exercised editorial control over the report. It was published by Education Information and Analytical Services on behalf of the Architecture Policy Unit.

The remit for tourism, culture, the arts and sport policy formerly lay within the Education Department, but following restructuring of the Scottish Government Culture research including Architecture have moved to European, External Affairs and Culture, Analytical Services (OCEA/FSG), 2J(S), VQ (Contact Janet Ruiz, 0131-244-4939) or Bob Foggo in the Architecture Policy Unit, 0131-244-7461 at 1B(N) VQ. For listings of Education research published reports see web sectionwww.scotland.gov.uk/insight.

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