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Tayport community hub goes in for planning

November 6 2015

Tayport community hub goes in for planning
Collective Architecture has submitted plans for a new community hub at Tayport, Fife, offering a range of spaces for sports, arts, business and tourism.

Located next to three Sites of Special Scientific Interest the hub will ‘lightly’ meet the surrounding landscape with two conjoined pitched blocks inspired by an agricultural barn.

One of these, housing community and tourism facilities, will host two levels of accommodation faced with vertical silver grey Scottish larch cladding beneath a silver corrugated roof.

A larger sports block will be finished in uniform metal cladding in reference to a former steel works which once stood on the site and is intended to reflect dappled woodland light when wet.

The plans are being taken forward by Tayport Community Trust following their purchase of the 1.2 hectare site at a discounted rate.
The £1.9m build is being backed by the Big Lottery
The £1.9m build is being backed by the Big Lottery


Conveyor Belt
#1 Posted by Conveyor Belt on 6 Nov 2015 at 12:21 PM
Nice images. Building and landscaping fit quite well together.
#2 Posted by MacMac on 6 Nov 2015 at 12:27 PM
It looks a very interesting scheme by CA and I do not want to take anything away from them or the scheme, however one would have to question why a community trust could not appoint an Architect living or working within their community?? Not very community spirited!! I know this sounds like sour grapes, but there are plenty of quality Architects within North Fife and even Dundee who could have at least been given the opportunity to enter a competition for the project....I am only asking!
#3 Posted by freemy on 6 Nov 2015 at 13:08 PM
It is kinda like sour grapes. It's hardly a foreign practice swooping in and 'stealing' your project. I bet it's about 40 mins in the car from CA's office to Dundee.
the sultan of brooneye
#4 Posted by the sultan of brooneye on 6 Nov 2015 at 13:55 PM
1hr 47mins with current traffic conditions.
#5 Posted by freemy on 6 Nov 2015 at 14:05 PM
Well, -/+ 1 hour..
There's lots of 'life is so unfair' procurement outcomes but I think a locality argument of a Glasgow practice getting a Dundee job doesn't rank very highly.
Others to whinge about:
Wasting days and days of work on procurement tendering only for the tenderer to change their mind and decide they don't want to proceed with the building (last 4 tenders).
Working up a scheme to an advanced stage Pro Bono only for another practice to take the design on, take all the credit and never mention the original practice (2 schemes).
Spend a few days on a ridiculous tender asking for full design drawings for free but you only go for it because it seems tailor made for your specialist practice only for it to be awarded to some non-architect crew with no background in that work (1 scheme).
the sultan of brooneye
#6 Posted by the sultan of brooneye on 6 Nov 2015 at 15:10 PM
Looks like we have gotten to see the real sour grapes.

Giambattista Vico would be proud; you've made real progress this week, shall we book another appointment next week?
#7 Posted by freemy on 6 Nov 2015 at 15:18 PM
I do feel better now.
the sultan of brooneye
#8 Posted by the sultan of brooneye on 6 Nov 2015 at 16:45 PM
That's super =) a great message to all those coming through the ranks of the profession; even if you are truly an embodiment of living-failure (7 and counting) moaning will still make you feel better. Kudos.
#9 Posted by freemy on 6 Nov 2015 at 17:33 PM
Wow, and you call me the bitter one? You're missing the point that we all have to take the rough hits with the successful wins but raising dispute over locality for an award to a Glasgow architect for a Dundee scheme seems a bit far-fetched.
#10 Posted by free-my-ride on 6 Nov 2015 at 19:24 PM
What a guy! You are my role-model! I am so not worthy to turn your computer on! Pro Bono work too! (or did you really mean to say at risk?) You come across like one of those twats on the Apprentice. You're everything I've always wanted to be, but just never had the cojones. We readers salute you!

#11 Posted by james on 7 Nov 2015 at 09:57 AM
i like the building
#12 Posted by Egbert on 12 Nov 2015 at 11:48 AM
me too.

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