Student housing planned for defunct Elgin care home
August 10 2016
In common with a similar design planned for Fort William the scheme is being brought forward on behalf of developer Cityheart and will be situated on the site of the derelict Bishopmill House care home.
In a statement given to Urban Realm the practice said: “Occupying an elevated site with views over the town, the building is designed to be domestic in scale. Split into two wings, the L-shaped plan helps to define the external space around the building and provide a welcoming and sheltered entrance approach.
“The external palette of materials is broken into vertical bands of rainscreen cladding in varying textures and formats to help order the fenestration and provide scale to the elevations. Each block ends with strong gables picked out in crisp white render, aligned to reflect the pattern of development around.”
It is hoped to have the new homes ready for occupancy in time for the start of term in August 2017.
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