Cumbernauld green lights low-rise affordable homes
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September 10 2019
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.
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