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Govanhill children’s home tabled for Butterbiggins Road

August 21 2019

Govanhill children’s home tabled for Butterbiggins Road

Mast Architects have followed up their plans to build 186 affordable homes in Govanhill, Glasgow, with proposals to erect a children’s residential home.

Commissioned by the Link Group the eight-bedroom property will stand on a gap site off Butterbiggins Road amidst the new housing, which is already under construction.

Picking up on the design from an adjacent terraced block with feature bookends and contrasting brick the build will cater for young people who are unable to reside with their own families.

Detailing their approach the architects wrote: “The House has been positioned on the western boundary of the overall new build development and has a clear view of the ‘open courtyard’ directly opposite. These courtyards have been established to echo the purpose and design of the nearby tenement blocks with a central communal public green or garden, to compliment the history and context of the area. The proximity of the site to the courtyard will help integrate the children into the community, as the open space will be used communally for socialising and outdoor play.”

Grey cladding panels have been employed to give the illusion of larger windows common to traditional tenement properties in the area.

The design seeks to blend in with neighbouring properties
The design seeks to blend in with neighbouring properties
The home will nestle within a much larger residential development
The home will nestle within a much larger residential development


#1 Posted by Sven on 21 Aug 2019 at 18:43 PM
Wow, its so retro council housing of 1988 with the blond brick and cladding. Instantly forgettable and banal.
#2 Posted by Richard on 21 Aug 2019 at 19:05 PM
Why have the illusion of larger windows? Why not have...larger windows?
Gandalf the Pink
#3 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 21 Aug 2019 at 22:20 PM
Because bigger windows cost more money and affordable homes are built on a tighter budget.
Michelle Perrett
#4 Posted by Michelle Perrett on 22 Aug 2019 at 06:38 AM
I don't mind the fact of the children having some where to go that's safe for what ever reason I know all about it as I was in that position when I was younger and its no jolly holiday my only concern is that I've been trying to get a move away from where I stay at the moment because of my disability and situation which the housing know all about but haven't done anything to help and what's more frustrating is anytime I try to contact any of the mps there's nobody in this area
Eagle Eye Bobby
#5 Posted by Eagle Eye Bobby on 22 Aug 2019 at 08:59 AM
Hello social services, poor kids will live without floor/ceiling! What an utter rubbish - blends well into Govanhill though.

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