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Rosslynlee Hospital to form rural ‘village’ centrepiece

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February 12 2018

Rosslynlee Hospital to form rural ‘village’ centrepiece
Plans have been submitted to convert and restore the C-listed Rosslynlee Hospital to form 68 apartments following demolition of the morgue, boiler house and sundry outbuildings.

Part of a wider redevelopment of the estate known to form a 381 home ‘rural village’ to be called St Margaret’s the scheme will see stonework salvaged from demolitions re-used for areas of new building.

Overseen by Gilberts Architects and Patience and Highmore the proposals seek to retain the identity of the former asylum while removing inappropriate later additions

Explaining their approach to new build housing the architects stressed a desire seek inspiration from the past, saying: “Stylistically, the houses are intended to be contemporary, in terms of detail, while being traditional in form. The proposed homes are one and a half storeys in height, with slate pitched roofs and wall head, dual-pitched dormer windows. Detailing is deliberately terse and understated, including cast stone cills, tight eaves, gable chimney and built-in log store, which are all simply and functionally expressed.”

An existing access road will be retained for the development flanked by Lime trees with the current boiler house swept away in order to open up a parkland style setting to Rosslyn Grange.
New build housing will draw inspiration from the old
New build housing will draw inspiration from the old
Water features and parkland will be restored to their former glory
Water features and parkland will be restored to their former glory


#1 Posted by Boak on 12 Feb 2018 at 14:38 PM
Good to see the hospital restored, granted, but the new build housing is poor.
Nauseating Poundbury-esque sprawl...(clad in fake stone?) meh..
Barry Cassidy
#2 Posted by Barry Cassidy on 12 Feb 2018 at 16:35 PM
The most Tory thing I’ve seen on this site in yonks.
boaby wan
#3 Posted by boaby wan on 13 Feb 2018 at 09:50 AM
I like the way they've drawn inspiration from the old concrete tiles, reconstituted stone cladding and tiny porch details...
#4 Posted by monkey9000 on 13 Feb 2018 at 11:08 AM
Are villages by their very nature not considered "Rural"?
Sharon Kampff
#5 Posted by Sharon Kampff on 9 Sep 2018 at 15:26 PM
This will do well until the nearby open cast mine is extended.

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