The Site is occupied by two blocks of dilapidated garages, containing nine bays in an area of hardstanding, and a section of self-seeded scrubland at its southern point.
It is a roughly triangular plot of approximately 0.06ha, positioned between a railway line, running along its eastern border, and residential properties along Braemar Avenue to its north, south and west.
We saw an opportunity to dramatically improve the existing built environment and have worked in conjunction with the local planning authority and key stakeholders to develop a proposal for 8 x one and two bedroom apartments, together with a four bedroom detached house.
The layout of the scheme has been established, to a degree by the Site’s constraints and has been carefully designed so that it delivers a good standard of residential accommodation. The buildings provide accommodation across three floors. The top floors are set back as pavilions to reduce the overall height and massing and will ensure the scheme integrates properly within the existing built environment.
The appearance of the building has a contemporary feel. A red brick with aluminium copings has been chosen to tie the development into the wider area, matched with dark grey windows and metalwork which complement each other. The set back top floor is a dark grey metal cladding to accentuate the difference in approach.
Private amenity space will be provided to all of the units, by way of private balconies, terraces or gardens.
Six parking bays will be provided, all of which will be accessed from Braemar Avenue.