Revised Fort William student housing plans brought forward
January 29 2018revised proposals for a student accommodation project at Fassifern Road, Fort William.
Initial plans for the 40-bed accommodation block were turned down by planners last October amidst concern over the scale, mass and height of the planned development in relation to its neighbours.
Revised plans have reduced the fenestration on a gable adjacent to a neighbouring cottage and re-siting the building further away to the eastern edge of the plot.
In their design statement the architects observed: “The building form is less monolithic, becoming two main elements split with a link section between. This serves to soften the massing and provide a more varied frontage. The line of the building steps back towards the cottages, mirroring their plan form and creating a landscaped strip along the edge of the site to soften its impact further.
“In order to further minimise the height and relative impact of the building the roofs are low pitched and concealed behind parapets. This preserves the simple and crisp elevational treatment while reducing the overall height.”
Primary finished for the finished block are render and grey timber effect rain-screen cladding.
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