Cathcart School forms basis for 49 new homes
September 19 201749 properties for social rent.
The B-listed Holmlea Public School has lain disused since 2007 but will be remodeled and extended for residential use through demolition of a cengtral sports hall to allow a new extension to be built; flanked by a further two new build blocks along Tulloch Street. A janitor’s house will also be retained for use as a two bedroom flat.
Justifying this move the architects wrote: “This new residential elevation will help to bring activity to this side of the street. New insertions are scaled to be subservient to the existing building and the tenements opposite, they will borrow from the language of the tenements to echo their position on the existing street edge and define the space.”
New insertions will be faced with grey brick to stand out as modern insertions while the extension will be finished in red brick to complement the red sandstone school.
Former playgrounds to the south will be preserved as open space to maintain views and provide a landscaped amenity space for residents.
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