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Peebles riverfront in line for affordable housing

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October 21 2019

Peebles riverfront in line for affordable housing

The Borders town of Peebles is to benefit from the addition of 22 new affordable homes in the form of two separate blocks of flats on land off Dukehaugh.

Tweedbridge Court is the brainchild of Eildon Housing Association which aims to replace a derelict sheltered housing complex on the south bank of the River Tweed with linear riverfront apartments designed by Camerons Architects.

Articulating their design concept the architects wrote: “From the outset, the intention was to provide a strong river frontage to best suit the characteristics and landscape setting of this site location, while at the same time minimising the impact on adjacent properties as far as possible.
 
“In response to the requirements of the Flood Risk Assessment, the layout of the development was crystallised into two separate buildings to minimise the site footprint while maximising flood permeability.”
 
The gable end of each block will be finished in natural stone cladding with a continuous slate pitched roof stepping down to a flat green roof for each gable block with a mix of render, stone and dark metal cladding providing visual breaks.

Stone walls mimic the traditional whinstone of the area
Stone walls mimic the traditional whinstone of the area
The scheme has been reduced in scale by one storey from initial proposals
The scheme has been reduced in scale by one storey from initial proposals

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