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June 1 2021

 New neighbours set for Falkirk manor house

A change in ownership has rekindled efforts to develop land around a previously developed stone manor house at Underwood Court, Falkirk, to provide a mix of eight apartments and one home.

Supplanting an expired 2010 consent the work will follow the same course as set out initially save for an increase in the massing of the detached home to two storeys and replacement of common stair access with external private access doors. The parapet design has also been reworked to eliminate potential water ingress issues.

In a statement, Stuart King Architecture and Design wrote: "Built in Timber Frame Construction it is proposed the elevations will be rendered cream to match the render on the existing House Some front Elevation Windows will have render bands. Ground-level to sill and Bays will be built in Smooth Ashlar reconstituted stone and the roof will be in Spanish slate. Windows will be white UPVC sash and case with horizontal mid-rail to reflect the sash and case proportion."

Boundary walls will be repaired but otherwise retained as existing. 

5 Comments

Interested Local Resident
#1 Posted by Interested Local Resident on 1 Jun 2021 at 11:57 AM
The design of this housing seems to be quite an ordinary suburban scheme within the grounds of the original house. It appears to be dominated by tarmac/ hardstanding with little relationship in scale/ design to the original house. In particular the gables clash with rather than complement the design of the original property. Could the design of this be revisited?
tiptoe
#2 Posted by tiptoe on 1 Jun 2021 at 13:44 PM
Wow, just wow. Someone is striving for that Plook on a Plinth award. Falkirk deserves better than a completely architecture free proposal.
modernish
#3 Posted by modernish on 1 Jun 2021 at 13:53 PM
land rover in cgi - check
magic detail at projecting bay - check
sea of parking offset by 'heritage' lamposts from B&Q - check
Excellent looks like a full house of mistakes to be the final humiliation to a rather handsome original house.
Grim
Gandalf the Pink
#4 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 1 Jun 2021 at 14:01 PM
What a wonderful view of a carpark. Excellent work.
The Bairn
#5 Posted by The Bairn on 1 Jun 2021 at 23:36 PM
I agree with previous comments.
Certainly has a wow factor.
WOW its such a crap scheme, was a qualified architect even employed on the design?
But at least we know it will be air tight and acoustically sound. A joke surely.

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