Newsletter - Links - Advertise - Contact Us - Privacy

Erskine showhome demonstrates three-storey family living

June 15 2020

Erskine showhome demonstrates three-storey family living

CALA Homes has teamed up with Danish furniture brand BoConcept and interior designer Eileen Kesson of Envision to introduce a new showhome concept at Gilchrist Gardens, Erskine.

Newly launched townhouses within the 195-home development have been fitted out to accommodate versatile family living to enable future occupants to configure spaces as they see fit, such as offices and second lounges.

Liana Canavan, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (West), commented: “Townhouses are becoming more popular, with a range of buyers looking for a more flexible approach to living in a new-build home. Eileen and BoConcept have done a fantastic job of showcasing just how stylish and versatile ‘three-storey’ living can be at Gilchrist Gardens, and we look forward to unveiling further results of our partnership at Jordanhill Park and Jocelin Gardens.”

Located at North Bar the Erskine development is the first to debut a new three-storey house type from CALA, providing up to 2,470sq/ft of floor space.

Photography by ZAC and ZAC
Photography by ZAC and ZAC
The versatile approach is now being taken forward at Jordanhill Park and Jocelin Gardens, Bishopbriggs
The versatile approach is now being taken forward at Jordanhill Park and Jocelin Gardens, Bishopbriggs


#1 Posted by HMR on 15 Jun 2020 at 11:26 AM
Why bother.
#2 Posted by Philip on 15 Jun 2020 at 12:33 PM
Yep, what is the point...and why is this even on UR?
That kitchen is a shocker. Could've at least tried to hide the SVP boxing with a down-stand and a blank wall unit...or something!
Randall Sloan
#3 Posted by Randall Sloan on 15 Jun 2020 at 15:03 PM
Perhaps they should first invest in a quality architect to try and develop something other than the generic drivel that they continue to litter our landscape with. And then, engage with whoever they wish to tart up their interiors, as this seems a to smack a bit of trying to polish a tu...
#4 Posted by mick on 16 Jun 2020 at 13:47 PM
#1,#2+#3 have actually identified the reality. This country is overrun with the gross outputs of greedy, insensitive developers and unfortunately both the general and specialist press fall for their collective crap. Too much BS for all too long.
Michael Gira's Stetson
#5 Posted by Michael Gira's Stetson on 16 Jun 2020 at 14:11 PM
The detail at the base of the brick panel on the first and second floors is manky - I can already see the staining running down from either side of that flashing.

Would a metre of additional cill be too much to ask?

Grotesque, could-be-anywhere swill masquerading as a desirable product.
Randall Sloan
#6 Posted by Randall Sloan on 16 Jun 2020 at 14:36 PM
I can't decide, given that this is more contemporary than their conventional garbage, if the fact that they HAVE tried makes it even worse? #Mick has hit the nail on the head, I am bemused why there is such a lack of ambition in this country and seemingly nobody genuinely challenging this kind of junk - I guess its because politicians in the UK only ever think on a 5 year cycle and what they can "achieve" in that time this pile 'em high sell 'em..erm high approach allows them to turn around and beam with pride at how many houses like this they have got built. Well, the historians of tomorrow shall condemn them for it.
Doctor Cheer
#7 Posted by Doctor Cheer on 16 Jun 2020 at 15:11 PM
If COVID-19 didn't get you then the Urban Realm comments section will!!

Happy Tuesday folks.
Randall Sloan
#8 Posted by Randall Sloan on 16 Jun 2020 at 16:35 PM
Well, Doctor Cheer this patient will see you now..
Doctor Cheer
#9 Posted by Doctor Cheer on 16 Jun 2020 at 21:31 PM
#9 come on in. Sore ear you say? Touch your toes please....
#10 Posted by Inahuf on 17 Jun 2020 at 15:38 PM
What they don’t let on is the fit out cost of the show home is 30-50% the build cost and only affordable on top of the mortgage by those who could afford a better home. So what’s the point launching a concept you’re not selling?
In other areas of business it’d be miss-selling - NEW PRAWN CURRY (just add prawns).
Nairn's Bairn
#11 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 18 Jun 2020 at 16:47 PM
If I was a developer, which I’m not, I would perhaps respond to the above as follows:

Because land values are so high, developers need to maximise the land use. Increasing the density of developments is a good thing as our population increases and there is less land up for grabs, but that’s often done better with flatted developments. Unfortunately, people want their own house, no neighbours through the floor and a little patch of green to call their own, so we end up with these squeezed-together layouts.

Money is tight – critics point out the profits of big-name developers, but many fail to make much of a profit and a lot go bust trying. Building is expensive, and margins are small.

Design-led practices, ‘exciting’ practices are often an inappropriate choice for housing developments. There are many instances of top-flight architects details (which photograph beautifully) failing. There is a bit of an emperors new clothes situation in architecture where the disastrous leaks are hushed up and never make the architectural/building press. In reality, this would be useful reading for many.

Often the architects behind these developments (many are in-house) are attuned to the requirements of mass house building. Repetition of details, quick adjustments to suit individual buyer requests, solutions that just work. Experiments are for the one-off house client with money to burn.

Post your comments


All comments are pre-moderated and
must obey our house rules.


Back to June 2020

Search News
Subscribe to Urban Realm Magazine
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.