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June 18 2019

Coatbridge town centre welcomes 28 amenity flats

Wheatley Group with CCG has lifted the wraps on 28 new homes at St Patrick’s Court, Coatbridge, a custom-built town centre development for people aged 55 and over with mobility issues.

Comprising its own lift, accessible roof terrace and charging points for mobility scooters the development will enable tenants to maintain their independence in a step-free environment.

Councillor Heather McVey said: “I was delighted to see first-hand this development, which is designed and built to such a high standard, and speak to the tenants living in these new homes.

“Developments like this, by our housing association partners such as Loretto, also complement the council’s plans to provide 5,000 new homes by 2035 and contribute to our ambition to transform town centres into modern, mixed-use communities.”

Designed by Hypostyle Architects the £4m development replaces former offices at Muiryhall Street.

Step free access will be provided to all 28 flats
Step free access will be provided to all 28 flats

10 Comments

Asimov
#1 Posted by Asimov on 18 Jun 2019 at 13:33 PM
Fits Coatbridge very well.
airdrieman
#2 Posted by airdrieman on 18 Jun 2019 at 14:58 PM
#1 what?...has a gap?...bit of it missing?
David. Shannon
#3 Posted by David. Shannon on 18 Jun 2019 at 16:05 PM
Can. I. Have A. Flat. Please. I stay. At. 22. Blairgrove. Court.
James clarke
#4 Posted by James clarke on 18 Jun 2019 at 17:21 PM
Ive been waiting on a flat for 20 years any chance of an offer of one please .
Jim heburn
#5 Posted by Jim heburn on 18 Jun 2019 at 18:21 PM
What use is that to the elderly next to all the Coatbridge nightlife. Give them to working folk who would use argyle bar and 30.s.namely me lol
Reasonable Doubt
#6 Posted by Reasonable Doubt on 19 Jun 2019 at 01:36 AM
It would have been nice to see them include trees and greenery in and around the development as the environment does look run down and grey and including these would have transformed this corner even more. Just look at the recent transformation of Sauchiehall Street for example.

However I'm curious as this is bang in the town centre why wasn't their more density involved? Since we know surbuban sprawl isn't sustainable, why are we not concentrating on our town centres and repopulating them with high density residential and mixed-use developments and invest in public transport? It's fundamental that we follow the European model from now on and not the American one.
Asimov
#7 Posted by Asimov on 19 Jun 2019 at 08:32 AM
#6 Well said, however we're talking about European Capital of Buckie Triangle, not Sustanability, right?
Thom Dorman
#8 Posted by Thom Dorman on 19 Jun 2019 at 11:10 AM
This is known (unofficially) as "The Coatbridge Tenement".
Bernadette Mcgill
#9 Posted by Bernadette Mcgill on 20 Jun 2019 at 00:07 AM
How can apply for one of these flats.
Brian Sewell
#10 Posted by Brian Sewell on 20 Jun 2019 at 11:36 AM
'Bleakish' or not (and it can only 'soften' in time) this building at least begins to be architectural in its approach and implementation compared to the usual sea of developer dreck. This is to be applauded. It just needs some curtains.

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