A new Housing Association client – Home in Scotland.
Commissioned from writing the brief through detail design to construction and occupation.
We identified the site as an opportunity to meet the client’s urgent development requirements.
Originally the development to be an equal mix of private flats and market rent flats. However, the private developers went into liquidation and the Housing Association acquired the whole development. Our designs for private flats were modified for market rent.
Features: Extraordinary negotiations with the Planning Department to achieve planning permission for redevelopment. Finally approval granted to demolish existing offices and re-build behind façade retention. During demolition, façade deemed structurally unsound so new façade built to original style.
Given restricted nature of the site also agreed to meet part of carparking provision by the creation of Carclub spaces.
The previous owner of the site’s architect had secured planning permission for 44 no. flats. Our design for this development provided 88 no. flats within the same footprint and overall height of the building as in the earlier planning permission. An essential density uplift to achieve financial viability.