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Planning secured for Paisley social housing

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August 25 2011

Planning secured for Paisley social housing
FBN Architects have secured planning permission for a development of 55 homes on the site of a former Primary School in Paisley on behalf of Loretto Housing Association.

The design incorporates 37 socially rented houses surrounding a central landscaped square and shared space with six townouses fronting Neilston Road and a courtyard building accommodating 10 supported flats for young adults.

FBN’s Andrew McEwan said: “The defining character of the proposal is a new informal green heart which allows the architecture to form a backdrop to this new recreational space. The architectural language combines a contemporary aesthetic, a nod to local built forms and a response to modern living patterns.”

This space is Intended to foster relationships between neighbours and their homes by establishing a community where: “people gossip in doorways, children scamper across parkland and where someone can sit down and thumb through a magazine,” according to McEwan.

Ian White Associates are collaborating on landscape design with URS Scott Wilson acting as structural engineer.
A central shared space will form the heart of the community
A central shared space will form the heart of the community
A simple palette of brick will blend into the surrounding townscape
A simple palette of brick will blend into the surrounding townscape

1 Comment

northern lass
#1 Posted by northern lass on 25 Aug 2011 at 14:17 PM
sweet scheme - hope the new school's as nice and as accessible.

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