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Urban sheltered housing scheme planned for Largs

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June 11 2020

Urban sheltered housing scheme planned for Largs
An application to erect sheltered housing in the seaside town of Largs has been filed by Mast Architects and Ashleigh on behalf of Hub South West and North Ayrshire Council.
 
Replace an existing sheltered housing block the 28 flats will be built to the north-east of the town centre, establishing an urban frontage to the junction of Boyd and School Streets.
 
Promoting their approach the architects wrote: "The design of the block is intended to accentuate this urban form, with extended and standard cavity brickwork alternated along each façade in contrasting brick tones creating elevations with depth and texture, and which acknowledge the three-storey height of the proposals relative to its context.
 
"It is hoped that the development will become a prominent feature development within Largs, with the attractive design proposals signalling a desirable residential offering, whilst regenerating the visual integrity of the immediate context."
 
Key features of the purpose-built block include a scooter store, staff base and a common lounge capable of holding events.
A secluded rear courtyard will provide resident amenity
A secluded rear courtyard will provide resident amenity
An existing sheltered housing complex will be demolished
An existing sheltered housing complex will be demolished

Street-facing active living spaces will strengthen community bonds
Street-facing active living spaces will strengthen community bonds

1 Comment

Tom Mann
#1 Posted by Tom Mann on 15 Aug 2020 at 20:57 PM
Do architects etc not get that people in sheltered accommodation may need helpers and assistance in getting around. Why on earth build a (possibly wooden structured) multi-storey sheltered bock where the residents may have difficulty getting out in a hurry in event of a fire? Why not upgrade the ground level facility or rebuild it using steel for better safety.

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