Kinghorn residents protest against new council flats
August 1 2014
Oliver + Robb Architects have submitted plans for a ‘terraced street front’ with car parking and amenity spaces to the rear on the main road site.
Finished in facing brick and wet dash render with ‘lightweight panels’ facing a series of cantilevered stair cores the scheme is being touted as ‘complimenting its immediate surroundings in terms of scale, massing, materials and aesthetic.”
One of those to sign an online petition was Ian Archibald who wrote: “As a historic royal burgh Kinghorn deserves the very highest standards of design. The development of this structure will have a negative effect on the historic integrity of the town and will impact on the character of the conservation area. New build should preserve or enhance the character of the conservation area which this design fails to do.”
In their design statement ORA say: “The submitted proposals consist of a three storey terraced block, broken up by expressed stair cores along the length of Bruce Street. This adds visual interest to the mass whilst also acting as ‘markers’ for the entrances. The change in material also identifies between the private and semi-public spaces.”
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