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October 1 2020

Wishaw town centre renewal brings 30 homes

The Link Group has delivered 30 homes at the former Wishaw Market on East Academy Street.

The brownfield social housing project includes a mix of flats and houses designed by Mast Architects, employing a mix of facing brick, zinc cladding and smooth render.

Tenants have now moved into their new properties, bringing life to an area which has remained derelict since the 1980s.

Delivered by the JR Group the project replace a former cattle market in the town centre and have now switched their attention to the High Street where a further 12 apartments will be delivered.

A mix of 2/3 storey flats and terraced houses are provided
A mix of 2/3 storey flats and terraced houses are provided
A mix of homes were made available for mid-market and social rent
A mix of homes were made available for mid-market and social rent

5 Comments

E=mc2
#1 Posted by E=mc2 on 1 Oct 2020 at 21:11 PM
WTF is that zinc detailing all about?
IndyNoo
#2 Posted by IndyNoo on 1 Oct 2020 at 22:07 PM
Why are Glaswegian architects designing so much drivel?! What do they teach in the Architecture Schools in the West?! Shocking.

That zinc cladding is probably the single worst feature I have seen on a housing scheme, of any budget. Did the "designers" think, oh, we have a few grand left, why not add half a wall and roof in zinc?

The "designers" should have been bold - chose a simple palette of materials and stick with it. Enough with the poxy layering.
M.Crawford
#3 Posted by M.Crawford on 2 Oct 2020 at 07:34 AM
Looks like the Phantom of the Opera.
GlasgowSmilesBetter
#4 Posted by GlasgowSmilesBetter on 2 Oct 2020 at 14:26 PM
I'm not sure you could ever replace the cattle market in Wishaw ...
LeakyGutters
#5 Posted by LeakyGutters on 2 Oct 2020 at 15:31 PM
As an Architect who wants to stay out of trouble, those internal gutters scare me. We even have one roof’s outfall draining into its neighbour’s gutter. Surely we are just creating problems here unnecessarily? The other by-product of the design will presumably be internal spaces starved of daylight.

All the best to them though, it’s not my problem.

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