South Queensferry expansion bridges a gap
November 27 2020
CALA with JTP Architecture and Urban Design has tabled proposals for 176 homes at South Queensferry on a former field which has become landlocked by approach roads to the Queensferry Crossing.
Plugging into a jumble of established residential developments, as well as the potential for as many as 980 new homes to the immediate south, the plans will provide a mix of apartments and homes, 25% of which will be affordable.
Apartment blocks to the north will be split level and set into the landscape, overlooking a SUDS basin and offering panoramic views of the three Forth bridges. A central open space will ground the neighbourhood as a whole within a network of pedestrian and cycle paths.
Individual homes will be clustered around private courtyards defined by hard and soft landscaping.
Outlining the proposed built form JTP wrote: "CALA homes have a distinct style, with design elements taken from traditional Scottish domestic architecture for a timeless, classic style. Anstone elements in either smooth reconstituted stone banding and surrounds, or coursed rubble walling, with dry dash render. Many homes feature a gable-fronted element to the living room, breaking up the building form and roofline along the streetscape.
"Integral garages are generally set back from the building line to minimise the appearance of garage doors on the street. Detached garages are set back from the street or arranged to form a courtyard with the associated house, linked with boundary walls."
Three-storey apartment blocks will bookend the southern flank with homes set obliquely to the road behind a ribbon of open space.
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