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December 20 2018

MacTaggart & Mickel to first-foot Ayrshire with Greenan care home

Housing developer Mactaggart & Mickel has pledged to commence construction of a new care home at Greenan, South Ayrshire, by late January.

The traditional build has been designed by Colin Armstrong Architects and will take the form of a 52-bed residence set within landscaped grounds, offering personalised care for the elderly.

Taking its design cue from Greenan Views, a selection of properties currently being built by the same developer, all named after some of Scotland’s most famous architects, the finished build will be operated by Meallmore.

Jamie McLean, head of contracts and timber systems, said: “We will bring our award-winning Mactaggart & Mickel construction expertise to bear, having ensured that the design of the care home blends seamlessly with nearby housing and other amenities.”

Construction is expected to take 16 months with completion by spring 2020.

3 Comments

Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 20 Dec 2018 at 15:37 PM
More like Waiting for God than a new chapter of discovery in one’s life.

Presumably it will warm residents up for the crematorium.
John
#2 Posted by John on 21 Dec 2018 at 07:49 AM
This traditional barracks design, not dissimilar to Stallag 17, will no doubt be economical to build but hardly an example of leading Scottish architecture.
John Ferguson
#3 Posted by John Ferguson on 26 Feb 2019 at 07:00 AM
A disappointing realization for what is an outstanding site with superb vistas over the sea to Arran. The whole site presented a unique opportunity for sensitive development but has degenerated into a suburban sprawl of characterless boxes laid out in rows.
When will Scotland cease creating these blots on its beautiful landscape?

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