We have submitted a Planning Application for a new-build flatted development at Green Street in Saltcoats, on behalf of Cunninghame Housing Association.
24 new flatted dwellings for elderly-amenity residents are provided, with passenger lifts ensuring that high levels of accessibility are achieved throughout. Located on a prominent corner site in the centre of the town, a vacant supported accommodation and office building will be demolished to make way for the new block, which rises to three storeys across two closes.
Consideration of the built form has sought to create a series of grouped masses which reflect the existing pattern of development plots within the town – rather than be seen as a single ‘block’, the proposal is broken down into a series of individual elements to aid its integration into the surrounding townscape. A palette of masonry and precast concrete is used to articulate the primary elevations, utilising tones which complement neighbouring buildings, including the Saltcoats Town Hall (located due south of the development).
In light of the site’s central location, a reduced level of parking is proposed, held within a shared parking court to the interior side of the site. This space also accommodates an amenity area for residents, incorporating seating and planting, with the two close entrances also served from the rear.
We’re looking forward to progressing the detailed design for the project, ahead of a site start in 2021.