CCG hand over 141 new homes in Sighthill
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October 15 2015
Designed by Collective Architecture on land once occupied by five tower blocks the scheme involved creation of a new streetscape with homes clad in varied light facing brick and feature gables. These will be arranged in three new blocks built with their north and south edges defined by flatted blocks and terraced housing running north to south
In a design statement Collective observed: “Due to the scale of development, the design team felt it was important to provide a strong identity for the new neighbourhood, and chose to express this through careful selection of materials and the creation of strong built forms, building on early Scottish styles such as crow-stepped gables and rectilinear blocks. The contemporary response to this has been to use the roof pitches and corners to provide interest and variety along the streets, as well as deal with the challenges offered by the level changes across the site.”
Glasgow City Council harbours ambitious plans for the wider area having drafted a £250m masterplan for 791 new homes, shops and a school on 50 hectares of land connected to the city centre by a new footbridge.
CCG recently completed a separate project for 157 new homes in Barmulloch designed by MAST Architects, also on behalf of Glasgow Housing Association.
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