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Ayr townhouses boost affordable homes drive

November 15 2018

Ayr townhouses boost affordable homes drive

South Ayrshire Council has begun delivery of 26 homes on the site of the former Whitletts Primary School in Ayr, including a mix of cottage flats and townhouses fronting the Main Road.

Designed by Mast Architects the project forms part of a commitment to build 1,000 affordable homes over the next five years.

Councillor Philip Saxton commented: “With the street line completed by flats the housing behind will make the best use of the available space, creating a safe, bright environment for tenants and residents, while providing social housing which meets the needs of the local community.”

The £3.9m scheme has necessitated the demolition has necessitated the demolition of four council-owned flats on James Brown Avenue, with affected tenants given the option to relocate to the new development when it completes in September 2019.


#1 Posted by MV on 15 Nov 2018 at 10:15 AM
"I'll see your High Street Moxy Hotel and I raise you 26 homes on the site of a former primary school in Ayr.
You cant fit quicker than a kwik fit fitter
#2 Posted by You cant fit quicker than a kwik fit fitter on 15 Nov 2018 at 13:59 PM
Hope they dont use the Moxy builders. Would probably by 2028 before their 'fast-track' delivery will see people in the homes.
Joe Vella
#3 Posted by Joe Vella on 15 Nov 2018 at 17:49 PM
Some lovely brick detailing in this scheme and a very simple, elegant palette of material to match. As a former resident of Ayr, I'm really looking forward to seeing it in all its glory - I think it truly will transform the community of Whitletts for the better!

There is hope for architecture in Scotland yet!
cash fritter
#4 Posted by cash fritter on 15 Nov 2018 at 18:26 PM
Owwww take it to the bridge! I quite like these. What would you all name your house at this address though? Sex machine cottage? hot pants mansions?
#5 Posted by MV on 15 Nov 2018 at 21:44 PM
#3 I can’t decide whether I have just read THE most sarcastic comment I have EVER read on here, or you’re being serious. Should I laugh or cry? Is it “lovely brick detailing” or have the windows arrived on site too small and the bricky has had to “make it work”?

If it’s not sarcasm... there IS NO HOPE. If it is sarcasm - it’s funny, if not a bit too sarcastic, but there is still HOPE.
Ian McLaren
#6 Posted by Ian McLaren on 16 Nov 2018 at 14:05 PM
Surely looks like the new County jail.....
Mr Concise
#7 Posted by Mr Concise on 16 Nov 2018 at 14:11 PM
My eyes hurt.
#8 Posted by Cadmonkey on 16 Nov 2018 at 22:25 PM
How does this comply with building regs?
Is level access not required to the front door?
Joe Vella
#9 Posted by Joe Vella on 18 Nov 2018 at 20:07 PM
#5 I'm genuinely not sure what your issue is with this. It looks to me like a scheme that is appropriate for its site and clearly adopts the principles of place-making. We need to be designing constantly to give back to the street and I think it does this.

I wasn't so much referring to the inset bricks around the windows as the soldier course at the top. Simple additions that make a good scheme a great scheme.

I just hope the reality lives up to the quality shown in the visual because a lot of the time these CGIs promise so much but deliver so little...
#10 Posted by MV on 20 Nov 2018 at 13:12 PM
#9 the reality couldn't possibly look worse than this. It's awful. There isn't a single good thing about it, and if you think there is... we're doomed.

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