Rubislaw apartment block shrinks following consultations
May 10 2021
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for an apartment scheme on the site of a former care home in Aberdeen, after prior plans for a five-storey block were withdrawn.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.
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