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January 28 2019

Pitlochry gap-site earmarked for new homes

The Perthshire town of Pitlochry has been earmarked for a scheme of five flats designed by Oliver + Robb Architects on vacant ground off Bonnethill Road.

Located on a gap site in the town centre conservation area the development takes ‘inspiration’ from the adjacent to the C-listed Bank House, using reconstituted stone, white dry dash render and natural slate.

In a statement, the architects wrote: “The flatted development will improve an existing plot of vacant land which is a current eyesore in order to deliver much-needed housing in the area. The proposals will also take inspiration from the surrounding built forms and local material palette to provide a building which is in keeping with the existing context.”

The site was previously earmarked for four flats in a development which has now been withdrawn.

6 Comments

mick
#1 Posted by mick on 28 Jan 2019 at 16:20 PM
Intervention in action...retain the essence of the eyesore site (according to the architects) and replace with the eyesore proposal (as evidenced by the architects). Are you impressed ?
Pleasantfield
#2 Posted by Pleasantfield on 29 Jan 2019 at 15:43 PM
Not a bad effort in mass and form. Its not an eyesore at all mick. It even looks like a slate roof as it needs to be a match for the newish flats behind this site.
mick
#3 Posted by mick on 29 Jan 2019 at 21:13 PM
Pleasantfield, waken up man this proposal is the sad perpetuation of inadequate unimaginative pseudo victorian crap all too often littering Scotland's urban and rural environment.
Le Corbusier
#4 Posted by Le Corbusier on 31 Jan 2019 at 11:48 AM
Grim
Carol Miller
#5 Posted by Carol Miller on 2 Feb 2019 at 13:59 PM
Pitlochry needs affordable homes for key workers there are plenty of other properties for sale in the town this is an inappropriate site and use of materials for these houses in a conservation area
Jock of Hazledean
#6 Posted by Jock of Hazledean on 1 May 2019 at 23:00 PM
Hmm.
Anybody want to offer realistic, properly costed alternatives?

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