ARCHITECTURE: Affordable Housing

Anderston Phases 4 and 5

Nomination

The completion of Anderston Phases 4 & 5 concludes the regeneration of Anderston which began in 2004. These final phases provide an additional 206 new build flats, completed in sandstone and brick work, complementing the surrounding context. The development reinstates the missing section of Argyle Street, re-opens important vistas towards the city centre from Glasgow’s West End and vice versa. and stitches Anderston back into the surrounding area of Finnieston. The 189 mid market flats are a car free development, […]

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Raining’s Stairs, Inverness

Nomination

The Raining’s Stairs project was completed in Autumn 2018.  The project has revitalised a long-vacant ‘problem’ site in the heart of Inverness, which had suffered from considerable anti-social behaviour problems.  The projects provides sixteen units of social housing, along with a small commercial unit.  The project team were diligent in researching and understanding the site; in working with local community bodies and the local authority; and in testing design ideas – to be fully confident that the final proposal would […]

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Muirskieth Road

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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.  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 […]

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