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August 10 2016

Student housing planned for defunct Elgin care home
ThreeSixty Architecture has dusted off their latest student housing scheme with a planning application for a 40 bed build in Elgin for the University of the Highlands and Islands.

In common with a similar design planned for Fort William the scheme is being brought forward on behalf of developer Cityheart and will be situated on the site of the derelict Bishopmill House care home.

In a statement given to Urban Realm the practice said: “Occupying an elevated site with views over the town, the building is designed to be domestic in scale. Split into two wings, the L-shaped plan helps to define the external space around the building and provide a welcoming and sheltered entrance approach.

“The external palette of materials is broken into vertical bands of rainscreen cladding in varying textures and formats to help order the fenestration and provide scale to the elevations. Each block ends with strong gables picked out in crisp white render, aligned to reflect the pattern of development around.”

It is hoped to have the new homes ready for occupancy in time for the start of term in August 2017.
The L-plan block will take the place of a local eyesore
The L-plan block will take the place of a local eyesore

4 Comments

CADMonkey
#1 Posted by CADMonkey on 10 Aug 2016 at 13:59 PM
Bearing a striking resemblance to their Dornoch student housing.
Great to see so much care and thought given to these projects.
Philip
#2 Posted by Philip on 11 Aug 2016 at 07:21 AM
Yep, Campo Baeza influence clearly emerging already.......
GD
#3 Posted by GD on 11 Aug 2016 at 11:56 AM
Design description is very different from the design....
Frank Lloyd Wrong
#4 Posted by Frank Lloyd Wrong on 11 Aug 2016 at 14:14 PM
“Occupying an elevated site with views over the town ...."

It's a City*!




*by the historical definition

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