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Twin 'Staggered villas' win planning in Kirkintilloch

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July 28 2020

Twin 'Staggered villas' win planning in Kirkintilloch

Page\Park Architects andLink Housing Association have secured planning consent for a development of 23 affordable flats at Kilsyth Road, Kirkintilloch.

The canalside site currently hosts a disused care home owned by the applicant, which will be demolished to make way for two 'staggered villas' flanking a central mews. An offset in the longer block will frame a central shared space and open up the rear of the site for occupation around a rear parking court as it extends through the full depth of the site.

In a design statement, the architects observed: "The blocks include a ‘room in the roof’ incorporating a third storey, while the eaves line is extended down to a single storey as it meets Kilsyth Road to tie-in with the scale of adjacent villas.

"The east/west orientation avoids creating a ‘backlands’ area to the rear of the linear site. Since the site is wider than the neighbouring plots, the two frontage gables are in keeping with the existing rhythm of buildings onto the street."

An attic level doesn't go to waste with an asymmetric duo-pitch roof at 45 degrees allowing two upper-level flats to be created in each block with large format gable windows and covered balconies to some of these units. 

Select gable flats will have access to their own covered balconies
Select gable flats will have access to their own covered balconies
The development will extend towards the Forth & Clyde canal at the rear
The development will extend towards the Forth & Clyde canal at the rear

3 Comments

Mary Hill
#1 Posted by Mary Hill on 28 Jul 2020 at 10:22 AM
That second image is a belter! A child riding his bike in an empty car park. Truly aspirational.
IndyNoo
#2 Posted by IndyNoo on 28 Jul 2020 at 14:03 PM
Something very odd is going on with those visuals - the shadows to the downpipes make them look to be set half a metre off the facade.
April Forsyth
#3 Posted by April Forsyth on 28 Jul 2020 at 15:56 PM
I would like to see more height, would be good if they were at least 5 stories high.

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