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Mains of Balgay farm conversion on track

July 10 2017

Mains of Balgay farm conversion on track
Peter Inglis Architects have resubmitted plans to convert and extend an existing barn and workshop at mains of Balgay, Dundee, to form five family houses.

This work will entail removal of a row of lock-up garages and a majority of redundant farm structures, excepting an existing barn which will be converted for residential use, to make room for three brick-clad new build homes, each with their own double garage, solar panels and large south facing gardens.

In their design statement the architect said: “The existing barn would be converted into a two storey dwelling containing three bedrooms. This house would retain the traditional stone walls and slate roof of the existing building and insert contemporary composite aluminium/timber windows and doors into the fabric. The existing openings in the boundary wall to the house at 42 Elliot Road would be built up in stone to preserve and enhance the neighbour’s amenity.”


advocate for architecture
#1 Posted by advocate for architecture on 12 Jul 2017 at 11:39 AM
I simply fail to understand how and why this banal proposal can feature in a magazine which purports to advocate quality. Editorial standards of this publication are clearly inadequate. stop this rot by avoiding crap
Nairn's Bairn
#2 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 12 Jul 2017 at 11:51 AM
To be fair, I've seen a lot worse. The curved roof looks a bit random though.
#3 Posted by Norman on 12 Jul 2017 at 13:23 PM
I hope future generations can forgive us for letting things like this get built.

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