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November 2 2020

Wishaw gap-site earmarked for 42 Main Street homes

Wishaw and District Housing Association with Mast Architects have brought forward proposals for 42 affordable homes on land to the east of Wishaw's commercial hotel.

The Main Street build will see new homes split across two separate blocks with an interior L-plan build reached via a new access road from Dryburgh Road.

Incorporating 63 parking spaces, cycle bays and shared amenity space the flats will be finished in facing brick incorporating spaces for nesting birds high in the gable elevations.

A determination is expected by December.

The application follows a bid by the JR Group to build 12 apartments elsewhere on Wishaw Main Street over the summer. 

42 affordable homes will be spread across twin blocks
42 affordable homes will be spread across twin blocks
Infilling the vacant brownfield site will help repair Wishaw town centre
Infilling the vacant brownfield site will help repair Wishaw town centre

7 Comments

automat
#1 Posted by automat on 2 Nov 2020 at 10:50 AM
Where are the doors?
Whispering Andy
#2 Posted by Whispering Andy on 2 Nov 2020 at 13:50 PM
Whisper it.........but it looks like they are at the back where the car park is....
mick
#3 Posted by mick on 2 Nov 2020 at 14:10 PM
Mast Architects allude to the 4 tenets of People First, Sustainability, Creativity + Quality. Evidence for such inclusion is missing from this project.
Malandro1966
#4 Posted by Malandro1966 on 3 Nov 2020 at 08:32 AM
I see the weeds are already growing between the Main Street frontage and the pavement. How depressing.
Sue Pearman
#5 Posted by Sue Pearman on 3 Nov 2020 at 10:40 AM
Yes, the doors!? - no active frontage. They look mute!
Damp Proof Membrane
#6 Posted by Damp Proof Membrane on 3 Nov 2020 at 15:15 PM
Shameless. Feel sorry for the Housing Association. And for Wishaw. The Main Street is essentially a continuous elevation. This parks itself there, divorced from the gable ends of the existing buildings. And the brick choice. An afront on all fronts.
Colin Cruickshank
#7 Posted by Colin Cruickshank on 16 Jan 2021 at 17:00 PM
“Affordable” needn’t mean cheap, ugly, and crammed. In this case it does. Now we’re expected to look at a featureless grey back wall as we enter our Main Street, while the owners maximise income.

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