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60 town centre Alloa flats tabled in affordable housing drive

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February 22 2019

60 town centre Alloa flats tabled in affordable housing drive

Kingdom Housing Association have brought forward plans for 60 new apartments on an expanse of surface car parking in Alloa town centre to meet high demand for affordable housing in the area.

Designed by Bracewell Stirling Consulting and Ian White Associates the town centre project will deliver 60 new apartments with flexibility for wheelchair and amenity housing as well as older people.

Primrose Place lies close to the recently reopened railway station, the proposed scheme seeks to fill a gap in the townscape left by the demolition of a former Co-op building in 2012, respecting the A-listed Speirs Centre.

In a design statement the architect wrote: “The proposed site layout responds to the historic street pattern, returning meaningful frontage to primrose Street and Primrose Place. To the eastern edge, new street frontage will also be created, providing a more welcoming aspect when viewed from the railway station approach or King Streetand re-establishing natural desire lines in and out of the town centre.”

The main entrance will open onto a planned ‘civic space’ opposite the Spier’s Centre with the design taking its cues from the old Townhead Brewery with steep pitched roofs, a variety of facing brick and zinc roofs.

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