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Shettleston HA moves on site with over-55 homes

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January 7 2015

Shettleston HA moves on site with over-55 homes
Shettleston Housing Association has commenced delivery of a £3m Anderson Bell + Christie social housing development in Glasgow’s east end.

Due for delivery in November the 29 new homes are being targeted at the over 55’s and are arranged around a shared amenity space off Fernan Street. Ground floor tenants will have access to a private terrace and raised planting beds.

In their design statement the architects noted: “The development has the proposed blocks set back from the footpaths to create a landscaped buffer zone to the road side, while providing a safe, enclosed private courtyard. It is a sloping site which has been made relatively flat using retaining walls to north along Old Shettleston Road and south to Denbeck Street. The proposed development will replicate this to create a level courtyard with communal amenity space.”

The two storey scheme replaces a former care home, demolished in 2013.

4 Comments

james
#1 Posted by james on 7 Jan 2015 at 12:32 PM
I hope this is not too unkind, BUT it really has to be said that when SHA are finished with it in say 50 years time, they can at least sell it on to the psychriatic division for the criminally insane of whatever private American Health Company will own NHS Scotland. Bleak or what?
D to the R
#2 Posted by D to the R on 7 Jan 2015 at 15:18 PM
Devoid of all (any) character .... Oooft
David
#3 Posted by David on 7 Jan 2015 at 17:46 PM
yes you're both right...lets leave a prominent gap site unused in an area of east Glasgow dominated by derelict land. May not be the most sophisicated or historically contextual response...nor boldly contemporary, but I for one am glad to see new building taking place in the area...and let's be honest, much worse has gone up before
D to the R
#4 Posted by D to the R on 8 Jan 2015 at 22:57 PM
David, It's not about this or nothing it's about quality. ABC are a practice better than this proposal.

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