C-listed villa absorbed into new Bridge of Allan care home
January 25 2021
Care home provider Simply has acquired a C-listed property and its unlisted neighbour to erect a 70-bed care home within the Bridge of Allan Conservation Area.
Yeoman McAllister Architects have drawn up plans to realise these aims which will see both properties demolished, replaced by a single U-plan care home straddling both sites.
As part of this process stonework at 103 Henderson Street will be painstakingly dismantled to be reincorporated within the In a statement, the architect wrote: "The site contains two existing buildings, both in a state of disrepair. In their current dilapidated condition, both No.103 and No.105 have a negative impact upon the character of the conservation area and also the setting of the adjacent listed buildings.
"The proposed floor plan is centralised around the principle core which utilises the retained and rebuilt facade of the Category C Listed Building as a homage to the former property. Two accommodation wings running north to south envelope the central core. The central core accommodates the key communal facilities taking advantage of the southerly aspect towards Stirling Castle."
Finished in reconstituted ashlar stone the care home will include a second-floor trespa panel and zinc-clad 'pavilion' with balconies making the most of views towards Stirling Castle.