Millport expansion to deliver 18 new homes
June 16 2020
Moves are underway to build 18 homes at St Beya Gardens, Millport, on the Isle of Cumbrae by Mast Architects and North Ayrshire Council.
Occupying greenfield land to the north of the town the development is seen as complementing recent residential expansion comprising bungalows, terraces and semi-detached properties.
Expounding their approach the architects wrote: "The proposed aesthetic is simple and robust, and has been conceived to offer a contemporary but contextual response to its immediate neighbours, whilst creating a new attractive streetscape and residential environment within Millport.
"A white dry dash render is proposed as the primary elevation material, which is utilised across the site and provides consistency within the visual context as the development is entered from St Beya Gardens. To offset the stark white render, the Fumosa Mystique brick is utilised to create a strong plinth below the render, and in elevation to create feature design elements.
"A simple, traditional pitched roof block form is adopted across the site, with character and visual interest offered through the augmentation of the chosen materials, their textures, and considered detailing."
Planned accommodation includes a mix of general needs, amenity and wheelchair accessible properties with shared surfaces, narrow roads and horizontal deflections designed to slow traffic and increase pedestrian and cycle activity.