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September 10 2019

Cumbernauld green lights low-rise affordable homes

Collective Architecture and Sanctuary Homes have secured planning consent from North Lanarkshire Council for a development of 133 affordable homes at Burns Road, Cumbernauld, site of the towns last tower blocks.

The decision clears the way for construction to begin next year on the build which would sit within an area of newly landscaped grounds around an existing network of public paths.

Centred on a landmark circus and communal gardens bookended by prominent zinc-clad feature gables the architecture seeks to create visual interest through its stepped profile and varied massing.

Project architect Alan Smith commented: “Like many similar sized towns, Cumbernauld requires more provision of high-quality affordable housing. To meet this need we have worked closely with the client and engaged with the local community to form a place with a strong sense of character.”

All properties will be finished in a mixed palette of brick with a glazed variety used to enrich architectural details and ground floor areas.

8 Comments

Judith Kirley
#1 Posted by Judith Kirley on 10 Sep 2019 at 20:26 PM
Will any of them be available to rent?

Janice Stenton
#2 Posted by Janice Stenton on 10 Sep 2019 at 22:37 PM
Sorry but they are hideous.
Capt. Buckie
#3 Posted by Capt. Buckie on 11 Sep 2019 at 08:51 AM
#2: It's Cumbernauld, not a first world. Always lower your expectations...
Dr W Gilmour
#4 Posted by Dr W Gilmour on 11 Sep 2019 at 09:04 AM
Look beautiful.
My family lived in Seafar and Cumbernauld is a stunningly captive town.
I welcome these pleasing developments we ought to be proud of.
Well done architect and sanctuary.
Bill Gilmour
Ann
#5 Posted by Ann on 11 Sep 2019 at 09:43 AM
Sorry but just looks like modern day tenements. Would have been better to use the land to build terraced or semi with private garden space and some housing to suit the elderly like bungalow style properties which are in short supply.
A McMeechan
#6 Posted by A McMeechan on 11 Sep 2019 at 09:55 AM
Sorry looks like modern tenement. Would have been better use of space to build some affordable one storey homes for the elderly and terraced or semis with private gardens to provide good quality of life. What was the point of pulling down flats to build more flats.
Andrew Brown
#7 Posted by Andrew Brown on 15 Sep 2019 at 09:40 AM
When was seven storey low rise
7yrsatuni
#8 Posted by 7yrsatuni on 19 Sep 2019 at 12:19 PM
Genius

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