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February 6 2018

Mast deliver 14 elderly amenity homes in Stevenston
Mast Architects have delivered a sensitive residential infill on a tight site sandwiched between a Victorian villa and terraced housing in Stevenston, North Ayrshire.

Situated on the corner of Moorpark Road West and New Street the project comprises 14 cottage flats spread across three blocks, delivering much needed elderly amenity flats for social rent.

In a statement the architects wrote: “The ‘L’ shaped site offers a south-west facing private courtyard for the residents, providing a space to meet and socialise whilst acting as a communal ‘front garden’ with a mix of hard and soft landscaping features.

“Elevationally, the blocks are articulated with a variety of textured brick detail features and zinc-clad dormer windows.  This restrained material palette creates a crisp and sympathetic development which knits itself into the frontage of both streets, whilst complementing the form and materiality of the adjacent villa.”

Owned by Cunninghame Housing Association the one and two-bedroom flats offer tailored accommodation while integrating with an established neighbourhood.
Buff brick work marries with a handsome Victorian villa
Buff brick work marries with a handsome Victorian villa
Entrance porches are picked out by textured brickwork
Entrance porches are picked out by textured brickwork

Rear elevations open out onto a private courtyard
Rear elevations open out onto a private courtyard

8 Comments

George Buchanan
#1 Posted by George Buchanan on 7 Feb 2018 at 09:24 AM
A lovely, restrained pallette. The textures and detailing of the brickwork works well against the sandstone villa. Much to be admired.
Eric
#2 Posted by Eric on 7 Feb 2018 at 12:14 PM
The other Two Little Piggies must be really regretting their decisions after seeing this brick beast.
Aberdire
#3 Posted by Aberdire on 7 Feb 2018 at 13:07 PM
I concur. Well done Mast! This looks like something that could be easily rolled out into bigger developments at reasonable cost.
Auntie Nairn
#4 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 7 Feb 2018 at 13:43 PM
The brickwork detailing is nice. Not a fan of the clunky porches though, or the window heads with no suggestions of lintels
Sven
#5 Posted by Sven on 7 Feb 2018 at 21:03 PM
Although unoffensive to the eye, it looks exactly like the a multitude of buildings in any provincial town in England over the past 20 years. It is not shouting, Stevenston, Ayrishire or Scotland. If it had a voice it would be some Mockney.
MV
#6 Posted by MV on 8 Feb 2018 at 08:13 AM
It’s funny how 1 “box” window and some winky wonky brick, can fool people into thinking this isn’t the same old, run of the mill, house builder housing stock.

Nicely dressed, but it’s still mutton.
Nairn's Bairn
#7 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 8 Feb 2018 at 09:20 AM
This looks solid, has a quality feel and looks like it blends in with the adjacent ashlar villa. In fact it looks like it's been there for a while, which is a good thing. And other than the currently-ubiquitous protruding flat-roofed dormer, it looks like it won't date. Good work.
Jamie
#8 Posted by Jamie on 8 Feb 2018 at 09:39 AM
Well done Mast!

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