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July 12 2018

84 terraced Easterhouse homes lined up

Lochfield Park Housing Association and Grant Murray Architects are pushing to build 84 homes at Abbeycraig Road, Easterhouse, to replace a former school and playground.

Consisting of terraced homes and flats, eight of which will be wheelchair accessible, the low-density scheme conforms to a standardised design of two-storey homes under 40 degree pitched roofs to deliver a ‘traditional form with a fresh contemporary twist’.

In a statement the architects wrote: “The primary challenge with terraced housing and which generally limits their length, is accessing and collectinbg the bins. Achieving longer terraces that would offer increased numbers and create a stronger residential street characteristic was therefore closely linked to overcoming this challenge on the layout.

Weathered facing brick is the prevalent material utilised. Incredibly well suited to the Scottish environment it is rightly enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

One in ten of the homes will have larger door openings as well as gabled car ports offering direct covered access to the home.

Brick detailing in the form of soldier cills and areas of protrusion have been extensively utilised to add further interest and subtly break up the elevations
Brick detailing in the form of soldier cills and areas of protrusion have been extensively utilised to add further interest and subtly break up the elevations
Windows will be aligned to the front and staggered to the rear in order to distinguish one from the other
Windows will be aligned to the front and staggered to the rear in order to distinguish one from the other

5 Comments

Pea Soup
#1 Posted by Pea Soup on 12 Jul 2018 at 15:41 PM
Yobbos of today eh? Not even proping cars up with bricks anymore. What's the world coming to!?
jimbob tanktop
#2 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 12 Jul 2018 at 16:56 PM
#1 Tsk. Dontcha recognise maglev roads when you see them? I'm just surprised they've not made more of a fuss about that, tbh.
Doc Brown
#3 Posted by Doc Brown on 12 Jul 2018 at 20:33 PM
Roads!? Where we're going we don't need roads!
RevMonk
#4 Posted by RevMonk on 12 Jul 2018 at 20:36 PM
The cars aren't even on bricks... suppose they're in short supply these days.
Jezza Alexander
#5 Posted by Jezza Alexander on 17 Jul 2018 at 12:44 PM
This must be the future since maglev is even propping up the house on the right on image #2

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