Aviemore flats project to breathe new life into former filling station
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May 17 201732 apartments arranged across four, four-storey blocks on the site of a former petrol filling station on Grampian Road, Aviemore.
Led by Cairngorm Residential the project will provide homes exclusively for private sale following an agreement with Highland Council to locate an affordable housing contribution of 14 homes on a separate site within the town.
In their design statement the architects observed: “The materiality allocated to this proposalserves to be aesthetically inkeeping with the existing context and nature of Aviemore while conforming to BRE Green Guide where possible, to achieve the current stanadards of insulation and energy performance.
“The provision of a sedum roof over the proposed parking accommodation, recessed into the existing bank, provides a natural transition between the internal access road and the wooded bank to the rear.”
Finished in render with areas of fibre cement timber effect cladding three of the blcoks will include ‘punched hole’ balconies off the main living areas with the roof cutback to allow full height attic windows. It will rise just up the road from a planned 60-bed Premier Inn.
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