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Collective Architecture submit plans for Cathcart social housing

September 4 2015

Collective Architecture submit plans for Cathcart social housing
Collective Architecture has submitted plans for 31 houses for social rent and a children’s home at Muirskeith Road, Cathcart.

Adopting the ‘gable form’ as a recurring design feature the scheme seeks to inject visual variety and interest to the street by projecting and recessing windows and doors. It is intended to fully integrate the care home into the neighbourhood by adopting a domestic style that blends in with adjacent homes.

In their design statement the architects said: “One of the key intentions from the outset is to “integrate” the care home with a design style that is non-instutional and deliberately domestic appearance, homely and welcoming. Closely blending with the neighbouring homes. Same architectural style and appearance as the wider development.

“Positioning the Children’s Home on the site has been carefully considered. The location to the North East is preferred as this reuses an existing access point and has generous clearances for a new south facing garden.”

All properties will be clad in naturally textured, water struck facing brick with precast concrete cills to further harmonise their appearance with care taken to retain existing mature trees on site.
The scheme will accommodate 27 houses and 4 apartments in addition to a children's home
The scheme will accommodate 27 houses and 4 apartments in addition to a children's home


Wee G the Weegie
#1 Posted by Wee G the Weegie on 4 Sep 2015 at 13:00 PM
Gamma Ray
#2 Posted by Gamma Ray on 4 Sep 2015 at 13:57 PM
Collective are always a bit hit and miss...(perhaps its a result of the company structure?)...unfortunately this is more MISS than hit....
#3 Posted by Cadmonkey on 4 Sep 2015 at 13:58 PM
#1 could you elaborate on that please.
#4 Posted by Stephen on 4 Sep 2015 at 14:26 PM
The visuals aren't good but the scheme looks passable. Possibly just enough contemporary detail alongside traditional to work well, but not easy to tell from the info here. Has a lot of potential. Maybe a little nostalgic.
That said, I'm always concerned over sparse residential only areas planned around car-use, so would be interested to see what the broad scheme layout looks like.
#5 Posted by K on 14 Sep 2015 at 22:50 PM
Absolutely nothing new or innovative here. What a shame.
#6 Posted by brian on 22 Sep 2015 at 13:05 PM
Soon you won't be able to shoehorn another property into Merrylee as its so built up. Muirskeith Road is already a very busy road with too few parking spaces.

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