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July 9 2015

143 affordable homes planned for Nitshill
Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association and Mast Architects have submitted plans to build 12 cottage flats and 131 houses on the site of the former Craigbank housing estate, Nitshill, Glasgow.

Built to a density of 18 dwellings per hectare the development incorporates a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced housing spread evenly throughout the 7.87 hectare site.

In their design statement Mast stated: “Although the development uses a mainly brick façade, creative detailing has been utilised to create a dynamic and modern aesthetic which animates the façades. This is achieved through the use of extended cavities which
create deep reveals and vertical framing elements around windows and horizontal framing elements to the gables of key blocks to lead your eye into the centre of the development where the communal amenity space is located.

“Corbelled brick detailing is also applied to the facades to give the illusion of elongated window elements and lead your eye around the façade. The same brick detailing is used on all block types throughout the development which creates a unifying aesthetic.

“In contrast to the brick, dark grey cladding panels will be used sporadically throughout the development to define certain aspects of the site and add an additional visual element to the facades.”
A central amenity space will encourage movement across the site
A central amenity space will encourage movement across the site
Housing types will be spread evenly across the estate to enhance diversity
Housing types will be spread evenly across the estate to enhance diversity

7 Comments

A McEwan
#1 Posted by A McEwan on 10 Jul 2015 at 14:34 PM
Why create a massive square and have such a low density of housing surrounding it? Surely putting the flats beside it rather than the suds basin would have been the move to go for. Creating a connection between the square and the new school would have been good too.

Additionally should all new housing projects not be looking to utilise a shared surface 'homezone' style solution, especially in a suburban context?

More deeply disappointing stuff from Mast. Nothing changes there.
Conny Plank
#2 Posted by Conny Plank on 12 Jul 2015 at 20:45 PM
Er...the square is already there? Used to be a bowling green and tennis court.

And I think you'll find that the phrases 'GCC' and 'Homezone' don't really go together very well. Especially when it comes to the Roads Department.

Still, good effort though bro.
Colin Docherty
#3 Posted by Colin Docherty on 7 Jan 2017 at 11:14 AM
When are Sanctuary going to start building these homes. They are supposed to be ready in Winter 2017 but the ground hasn't been broken yet ?
Colin Docherty
#4 Posted by Colin Docherty on 16 Jan 2017 at 20:05 PM
When are Sanctuary going to start building these homes. They are supposed to be ready in Winter 2017 but the ground hasn't been broken yet ?
Colin Docherty
#5 Posted by Colin Docherty on 7 Feb 2017 at 09:42 AM
When are Sanctuary going to start building these homes. They are supposed to be ready in Winter 2017 but the ground hasn't been broken yet ?
Colin Docherty
#6 Posted by Colin Docherty on 16 Feb 2017 at 11:20 AM
When are Sanctuary going to start building these homes. They are supposed to be ready in Winter 2017 but the ground hasn't been broken yet ?
Colin Docherty
#7 Posted by Colin Docherty on 8 Mar 2017 at 21:54 PM
When are Sanctuary going to start building these homes. They are supposed to be ready in Winter 2017 but the ground hasn't been broken yet ?

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