Planning secured for Paisley social housing
August 25 2011
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.
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