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Riach work flat out in Jackton Village

May 15 2017

Riach work flat out in Jackton Village
The Riach Partnership have dusted down plans to build 32 apartments on vacant land off Eaglesham Road, Jackton Village, with a formal planning application to South Lanarkshire Council.

Designed on behalf of niche housing developer Robertson Frame the up market scheme will include associated car parking, landscaping and amenity space; taking the form of four aligned blocks  rising to four storeys under pitched roofs and one smaller off-set addition.

Faced in brick the individually designed accommodation wlll flank a shared communal space.

Riach’s last scheme was a 35-home development overlooking Butterbiggins Road in Glasgow’s south side.

each flat will be given its own inset balcony
each flat will be given its own inset balcony


Bill S
#1 Posted by Bill S on 15 May 2017 at 12:36 PM
"Riach flat owners a village lifestyle in Jackton"

Apart from having no idea what the title means, this scheme looks promising from the two visuals. I like the pared down finish of the blocks, it is quite confident and Dutch in style.
William Wallace
#2 Posted by William Wallace on 15 May 2017 at 13:52 PM
Of course, Smailholm tower is the NEW suburban typology. Now why didn't i see that coming?

I presume only those who are desirous of a chronic Vitamin D deficiency and who have a real need to dodge arrows would want to live here?
Neil C
#3 Posted by Neil C on 15 May 2017 at 16:16 PM
Looks like they've "dusted down plans" from the Middle Ages. I know your home is your castle, but there's no need for those tiny arrow-repelling slit windows. Unless you're allergic to sunlight, in which case the miserable amount of glazing in these properties will be perfect.
Alex Cox
#4 Posted by Alex Cox on 15 May 2017 at 17:30 PM
That's the doocots sorted, what are the houses like though?
#5 Posted by E=mc2 on 15 May 2017 at 18:06 PM
"each flat will be given its own inset balcony" but no other source of daylight, including windows.....
Bill S
#6 Posted by Bill S on 15 May 2017 at 22:55 PM
Having looked at the plans online, I may have to retract my earlier comment as it is odd for an apparently upmarket development to be so stingy with windows.
#7 Posted by Matt on 16 May 2017 at 09:49 AM
Despite the initial Clash of Clans vibe and the tiny windows (easily enhanced surely!?), it's not a bad all. Compared to the other residential projects featured in UR over the last 3 months, this put a wee smile on my miserable architectural puss rather than the usual scowl.
#8 Posted by Chris on 16 May 2017 at 10:53 AM
I like the idea, but I agree that there's no need for such a miserable provision of windows.
#9 Posted by HMR on 16 May 2017 at 12:22 PM
Shame, has a few things going for it. Would hope the architects revisit the wall to window ratio.
Gael Davidson
#10 Posted by Gael Davidson on 16 May 2017 at 23:10 PM
There will be no green belt left! Build on a brown field site! Hope it's refused. I can't begin to list the reasons for complete and utter unsuitability of this!

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