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Rubislaw apartment block shrinks following consultations

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May 10 2021

Rubislaw apartment block shrinks following consultations

New plans have been brought forward by CALA Homes and Halliday Fraser Munro Architects for an apartment scheme on the site of a former care home in Aberdeen, after prior plans for a five-storey block were withdrawn.

The former Forest Grove Care Home at 22 King's Gate will be cleared to create a half-hectare development site on which to build 35 dual aspect apartments set back from the tree line.

The L-plan block will be positioned to maintain through access to Richmondhill Court to the rear while adding to the northern edge of the Rubislaw conservation area.

In a concept statement, the architects wrote: "A simple palette of materials has been chosen with key areas, such as the front elevation, picked out in natural grey stone to correspond with the granite villas which are a predominant feature to King’s Gate road. Additional projecting balconies add visual interest to the elevations and break up the predominately rectilinear form. The third storey is set back with a different material finish to bring visual focus to the lower floors."

As part of the work, CALA will help fund an alternative care home at Abergeldie Road which has planning consent for 20 lifetime supported living beds. 

Homes will be finished in a mix of render, fibre cement cladding and natural grey granite
Homes will be finished in a mix of render, fibre cement cladding and natural grey granite
Homes will sit within a natural hollow
Homes will sit within a natural hollow

5 Comments

Peter
#1 Posted by Peter on 10 May 2021 at 11:26 AM
Pic No 3.
- Look kids, that's how no privacy looks like...
- Thanks mom, can we go back to trampoline now?
Lb
#2 Posted by Lb on 10 May 2021 at 14:52 PM
Every time I click an article about Aberdeen, I have to grit my teeth and cross my fingers while hoping that Halliday Fraser Munroe isn't mentioned. Can Aberdeen get a different architect's firm for once?
LAA
#3 Posted by LAA on 10 May 2021 at 15:38 PM
Are the paths made of quicksand? Why are the man and dog in picture 2 half submerged?
Auntie Nairn
#4 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 10 May 2021 at 19:43 PM
Let's hope the whole site is quicksand and swallows this 'delightful' proposal.
Pleasantfield
#5 Posted by Pleasantfield on 11 May 2021 at 13:08 PM
Utter mediocrity. When oh when will we get some memorable design that will stand out 20 years from now.

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