Kilsyth Road Housing, Kirkintilloch - architecture and design

Kilsyth Road Housing, Kirkintilloch

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Kilsyth Road Housing in Kirkintilloch
9 May 2022
Design: PagePark Architects
Location: Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK

Kilsyth Road Housing, Scotland
PagePark were appointed by Link Housing Association to develop Kilsyth Road Housing – a new affordable housing located in a rural setting in Kirkintilloch. The site was previously occupied by a care home, and forms part of an existing residential strip on the edge of the town. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, the site offers views to the Campsie Fells to the North, and glimpses of the Forth and Clyde canal to the South.

Site layout

The site, located on a semi-rural main road leading out of Kirkintilloch, sits nestled between two detached houses and stretches back to the Forth and Clyde canal, which is hidden behind a band of large mature trees.
The design opens up a route towards the canal and trees creating a mews street within a mini masterplan, from which all 23 properties are accessed within two linear blocks. The shorter block mirrors a nearby villa, while the other blocks make full use of the deep site with an east/west orientation avoiding creating a ?backlands? area to the rear of the linear site.
The paved mews acts as a shared surface to create a courtyard feel, minimising the area of road/pavement/parking and maximising circulation and garden space, encouraging social interaction betw...