Former Irvine school makes way for 50 homes
June 17 2020
North Ayrshire Council have extended their run of recent social housing applications with moves to build 50 homes on the site of the former Towerlands Primary School in Irvine.
Once again led by Mast Architects the Towerlands project is to be delivered by Ashleigh Building and will see the brownfield site play host to a mix of house types including general needs, wheelchair accessible and amenity housing.
Striking out from the suburban context these homes will employ a 'saw tooth' roof profile with base materials including a mix of brick and cream dry dash render.
Communicating this approach the architects wrote: "Rather than conform to either of the traditional roof forms adopted within the context, the proposed development adopts a new roof form alongside the traditional duo-pitch to create aesthetic interest. Elevationally, the pitched roof is accentuated on each plot in a ‘saw-tooth’ pattern, creating a contemporary elevation composition that distinguishes each plot, and which advocates a visually interesting block form."
Mast will deliver a sister scheme at Millport in tandem.