East Renfrewshire, UK
Following a limited competition, volume housebuilders, Mactaggart & Mickel appointed Hoskins Architects to develop an alternative to an approved planning scheme for 20 high quality apartments. The development will comprise 16 two bedroom units and 4 three bedroom apartments aimed at downsizers and older residents.
The five storey block is set within its own grounds in a conservation area of mixed suburban villas and flatted developments. The design features generous south facing balconies lined with extremely durable platowood, framed in carefully designed brickwork. Residents' lock-ups define the south boundary with a sedum roof creating a beautiful fifth elevation.