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GHA press ahead with latest Castlemilk infill housing

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February 1 2017

GHA press ahead with latest Castlemilk infill housing
Glasgow Housing Association have teamed up with Mast once more to put forward plans for 48 new homes at Glenacre Drive, Castlemilk.

Formed from a single brick type chosen for its robustness, low maintenance and resistance to vandalism the estate will front onto existing roads with the steeply sloping site creating a stepped profile.

Outlining their design rationale Mast observed: “The consistent nature of the choice of materials allows the development to tie-in more fluidly with the existing school and surrounding context. This in turn with utilizing the existing topography, creates strong street elevations.

“To compliment the single brick, all roof structures will be of a uniform dual pitch orientation, grey concrete roof tiles will be used throughout the development again unifying the individual units within this proposal.”

Two of the proposed houses will be custom-built for wheelchair users, complementing an adjacent development of 129 new homes, also by GHA.
The homes replace a number of post-war tenements demolished in the 1990s
The homes replace a number of post-war tenements demolished in the 1990s
The scheme will re-establish a proper street frontage
The scheme will re-establish a proper street frontage

4 Comments

Not great
#1 Posted by Not great on 1 Feb 2017 at 14:22 PM
What utter dung yet again from MAST!

What's with the mental extra long window cill/ solider course detail on the windows? Do I detect a half arsed/ half finished piece of work?
Settle
#2 Posted by Settle on 1 Feb 2017 at 16:22 PM
This is social housing in Castlemilk not apartments in lower Manhattan #1 so 'utter dung' is perhaps a slight exaggeration.

Bar the silly and unnecessary cill, I think this is a simple and appropriate solution.
Terra
#3 Posted by Terra on 2 Feb 2017 at 17:32 PM
Yeah, #1; not sure what you're expecting here. I think this has a perfectly fine, understated, contemporary look and feel for the intended purpose.
Islands of sanity
#4 Posted by Islands of sanity on 2 Feb 2017 at 18:07 PM
Buildings are fine but what is missing is an understanding of how to deal with the semi private space at the front of the houses which will soon become a sea of cars. Trick is to reduce depth to 3.5m, fence off and reduced depth removes incentive for later slab Bing over of front gardens.

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