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Tillydrone affordable housing push extended by further 34 homes

May 29 2018

Tillydrone affordable housing push extended by further 34 homes
Halliday Fraser Munro Architects have brought forward plans for a second phase of affordable housing off Aberdeen’s St Machar Drive, with a further block of 34 flats joining 138 previously consented homes.

Brought forward by Robertson Partnership Homes, Hillcrest Housing Association and First Endeavour the latest scheme seeks to both extend the frontage and create a bookend to Harris Drive with key corners expressed through parapet detailing.

Outlining their approach the architects wrote: “We have visually broken down the elevation facing Harris drive by pushing forward the prominent feature gable and expressing this element with a higher ‘tower’ parapet detailing. At set back areas, to the top storey we have used a metal standing seam cladding to visually reduce the height. This has created elevations which visually vary in scale and height with the use of different materials.”

Principal elevations are emphasised through use of varying coloured brick with stair cores and main entrances expressed in metal standing seam.


Malky F's older brother
#1 Posted by Malky F's older brother on 29 May 2018 at 13:31 PM
I wonder what wee Malky thinks of this? I thought he was brought in to improve the standard dross that HFM spew out on Aberdeen.
Andrew Brown
#2 Posted by Andrew Brown on 30 May 2018 at 18:58 PM
The part outlined in red is the children basketball court . . . that's very resposible of the architects and HA.
See google maps in link below :,-2.1140416,252m/data=!3m1!1e3

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