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January 25 2021

C-listed villa absorbed into new Bridge of Allan care home

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. 

The three-storey replacement will respect the existing building line
The three-storey replacement will respect the existing building line

5 Comments

monkey9000
#1 Posted by monkey9000 on 25 Jan 2021 at 11:04 AM
Ouch, poor villa! Trespa, post-Grenfell... really!??
ffs
#2 Posted by ffs on 25 Jan 2021 at 11:21 AM
That is shockingly bad. C listed as well. What a mockery.
townplanner
#3 Posted by townplanner on 25 Jan 2021 at 11:43 AM
Surely they have to at least retain the oldest part of the building and build an extension? It looks like an extension has already been added which could be removed, and they could develop around the rest.
The Bairn
#4 Posted by The Bairn on 25 Jan 2021 at 13:48 PM
Ever heard of fa├žade retention?
Yes I know its not cost effective so just blitz the site and demolish everything.
Do we wonder why architects in the UK are held in low esteem compared with other countries.
Design is a complete eyesore and carbuncle award candidate.
Pleasantfield
#5 Posted by Pleasantfield on 26 Jan 2021 at 12:28 PM
That really is a shocker. Its like a design from the 70s. Totally unworthy of a conservation area. Redesign or refuse Stirling planning. Carbuncle award as others have said. When oh when are we going to see buildings good enough to be listed in future? We are really falling behind Europe in design.

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