Johnstone Castle terraces to replace unpopular tenements
March 14 2022
Vacant and derelict land next to Bluebell Wood within the grounds of Johnstone Castle is to provide 76 homes for social rent managed by Link and Linstone Housing under new plans filed with Renfrewshire Council.
A variety of houses and cottage flats have been proposed by Do-Architecture with RankinFraser landscape architects in an established residential area to the south of the town characterised by mid-century purpose-built housing estates.
The homes will be spread across two separate brownfield sites off Maple Drive to provide lower density housing, a response to a downturn in demand for tenement properties.
Outlining how the properties will knit into the established housing estate the architects wrote: "The proposal aims to take inspiration from the local form to embed the proposal into its surroundings, but to also establish its identity. The proposal utilises many repeating architectural elements such as the terraced blocks with regular (40 degree) pitch roof as well as size and placement apertures on the front and rear elevations."
Establishing a dedicated gateway to nearby woodland homes will take the form of a series of terraces facing onto open courtyards with each home housing interchangeable living and dining areas to the fromnt and rear. Cottage flats bookend select terraces to mark prominent corners.
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