Lockerbie tenants given first glimpse of new ‘house’ architecture
October 18 2018
Cunninghame Housing Association are to deliver 45 new homes for social rent on the former Lockerbie Academy site on Glasgow Road, Lockerbie, following the completion of demolition works.
Plans filed with Dumfries & Galloway Council by Collective Architecture detail formation of a shared surface crescent fronted by semi-detached homes, terraces and cottage flats.
In a statement the architects explained: “Elevations look to utilise a series of repeating architectural elements, namely projecting bays, dormer windows, chimneys and projecting eaves. The combination of these elements looks to form a recognisable ‘house’ architecture which respects the local context. Dormers are used to street elevations to create distinct corners and provide a rhythm to longer elevations.
“The new houses can be read as restrained buildings, with strong horizontally proportioned walls / bays and roofs to main elevations, counterbalanced by vertically proportioned windows within dormers. The horizontality of the elevations is further emphasised by long, horizontal windows below the eaves to the first floor.
Respecting the predominant character of Locharbriggs sandstone and slate these properties will be finished in red facing brick with fibre cement slate.
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