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Female, LGBTQIA+ owned

Glasgow, GB

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Muirskeith Road - Photographed by Tom Manly
Muirskeith Road - Photographed by Tom Manly
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Muirskieth Road, Langside, Glasgow

Collective Architecture was commissioned by Home Group Scotland to

design 32 new houses and a children’s home on Glasgow’s south side. The
site is located on Muirskeith Road, adjacent to Newlands Conservation area: a leafy neighbourhood with beautiful sandstone villas, generous  gardens and greenery. It is extremely well served with local amenities and several schools nearby.

Glasgow City Council previously owned the site and an existing 32 bed care home required decommissioning  before work started on the new housing. The associated parking and  pathways, occupying around a third of the site were also removed. The  remainder of the site, arranged as garden space with mature trees, was developed as part of the proposals.

Early consultations were  undertaken to look at how to develop the site as sensitively as possible, retaining existing trees and the level of greenery that
characterises the site. A concept was developed ensuring each new home
would be paired with a tree, whether existing or new, in a shared front
garden. Narrow house forms are adopted so as to allow space for the
trees to grow and flourish. The house plans are efficiently laid out with a gable entrance, a central stair well and rooms either side spanning the full width of the house with generous glazing for bright and airy spaces internally.

The children’s home, positioned at the entrance to the former care home, is sensitively designed to integrate within the neighbourhood and existing streetscapes . This is  domestic in scale, providing 8 bedrooms over two floors, adopting the same materials and architectural style to mirror the mainstream housing nearby.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Langside, Glasgow, UK
Firm Role: Project Architect
Additional Credits: Client: Home Group
Architects: Rupert Daly and Cathy Houston
Project Architects: Collective Architecture
Structural Engineers: T.Lawrie & Partners
M&E Consultant: Hawthorne Boyle
Quantity Surveyor: Campbell Martin Associates
Landscape Architect: Hirst Landscape Architects
Principle Designer: T.Lawrie a& Partners
Project Monitor: Access - Glasgow
Main Contractor: Keepmoat

 
Muirskeith Road - Photographed by Tom Manly
Muirskeith Road - Photographed by Tom Manly
Muirskeith Road - Photographed by Tom Manly
Muirskeith Road - Photographed by Tom Manly
Muirskeith Road - Photographed by Tom Manly
Muirskeith Road - Photographed by Tom Manly