Privacy is the watchword behind Mount Florida apartment revisions
May 28 2020
Work to build 14 apartments with a ground floor restaurant unit at Sinclair Drive, Mount Florida, is to resume two years after planning permission was first obtained.
Minor amendments by Adrian Higson Architecture have seen the north facade remodelled by replacing 'zig-zag' oriel windows with vertical aluminium louvres to increase privacy for an adjacent nursery.
Further moves to prioritise privacy include reducing the mass by one storey and removing a balcony to the north-west. This will have knock-on effects for the west elevation which will also see some windows removed.
Outlining the changes Higson wrote: "From an aesthetic point of view the elevation shouldn’t be considered in isolation so the proposals comprise limited amendments to the west / rear elevation.
"This should reduce any potential overlooking of the nursery whilst reducing the overall mass of the building and simplifying its construction."
Fronted by natural red sandstone cladding with grey/black brick to the rear as before the project will be topped by a zinc-clad penthouse level.
The apartments are due to be built by Redpath Construction from September.
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