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Sutherland Hussey submit St Andrews housing plans

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February 21 2013

Sutherland Hussey submit St Andrews housing plans
Sutherland Hussey has submitted plans to Fife Council for the delivery of a St Andrews housing project on behalf of Eastacre Investments.

The submission comes after the appointment of the practice following an invited design competition which saw Reiach & Hall, Cre8 Architecture and Nicoll Russell Studios lose out.

Arranged around a series of public and private courtyards the scheme incorporates six townhouses, four maisonettes and four flats at West Burn Lane; each of which has been given detailed horizontal layering at ground, first and second storey levels.

Each block will be recessed from the lane at ground level before cantilevering out on the first floor to create a covered threshold and continue the rhythm of existing recesses and doorways. Upper storeys are again stepped back to allow light into the narrow lane.

In a statement Sutherland Hussey said: "By inviting several firms to develop proposals, Eastacre’s ambition was to select a design that can provide high quality contemporary houses and apartments in the rich and complex conservation area. The West Burn Lane site, located in the heart of the university town adjacent to the School of Psychology and Bute Medical Building, is an important part of the Rigg structure of the medieval plan. "

The project is pencilled in for completion in August 2014.
Above ground floor level handmade clay bricks will be employed
Above ground floor level handmade clay bricks will be employed
Caithness slabs and granite setts will enhance the lanes quality
Caithness slabs and granite setts will enhance the lanes quality

Care has been taken to mesh the scheme into the urban fabric of St Andrews conservation area
Care has been taken to mesh the scheme into the urban fabric of St Andrews conservation area
Further horizontal delineation will be provided by use of materials with sandstone applied to public and private elevations at ground level, with surface etching (a feature in the locality) used to provide texture
Further horizontal delineation will be provided by use of materials with sandstone applied to public and private elevations at ground level, with surface etching (a feature in the locality) used to provide texture

Public and private spaces will be clearly delineated
Public and private spaces will be clearly delineated
public realm enhancements constitute a key component of Sutherland Hussey's thinking
public realm enhancements constitute a key component of Sutherland Hussey's thinking

The existing linear plot has already been cleared awaiting development
The existing linear plot has already been cleared awaiting development

1 Comment

shabbadoo
#1 Posted by shabbadoo on 27 Feb 2013 at 16:59 PM
stunning, as usual....... good luck SHA!

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