Easterhouse scrubland to host stone effect care complex
July 7 2021
Plans drawn up by 31/44 Architects show how a gap-site at Findochty Street, Easterhouse, could provide care and on-site supported living accommodation.
Voyage Care propsoe to build twin apartment buildings within shared communal gardens containing 12 flats each to support people undergoing brain injury rehabilitation as well as learning disabilities. Bridging land between Glasgow Fort and a suburban residential estate the care complex will be joined by a 16-bed care home to provide a stepping stone to independence for residents.
Outlining their site strategy the architects wrote: "The character of the proposal is purposefully residential; of domestic scale, familiar and welcoming rather than institutional. We have used materials similar to the neighbouring buildings but have worked hard to give the design an architectural character which is specific to the site and is not generic.
"We think it is beneficial to the area if the character of the proposed buildings provide visual interest and help generate a sense of place. To reinforce the reading of the buildings as a group the buildings share similar materials and language, but feature subtle variations to give each building its own discernible identity."
All buildings will be finished in alternating smooth and rough natural sand coloured render with dark red sandstone tile forming a ground floor plinth in a nod to historic civic buildings in the area such as Gartloch Hospital.