103 -109 Neilston Road

FBN Architects have received planning approval for 55 dwellings on the site of the former South Primary School in Paisley for Loretto Housing Association. The design includes 37 socially rented houses that surround a landscaped central square and shared surface, 6 townhouses that line Neilston Road and a courtyard building, which houses 10 supported flats for young adults as well as a staff base. FBN Architects collaborated with Ian White Associates on the Landscape Design.

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“Our proposals are driven by the desire to create a sustainable residential community of distinct character & lasting quality. The defining character of the proposal is a new informal green heart which allows the architecture to form a backdrop to this new recreational space. The architectural language combines a contemporary aesthetic, a nod to local built forms and a response to modern living patterns.  Our view is that sustainability is the capacity to endure. Be it a lasting relationship with a friendly neighbour or the enduring quality of your home. We want to encourage both. Our aim is to reduce the burden of modern life by providing efficient, contemporary houses by following our simple manifesto for achievable sustainable housing. Our intention is that this scheme will foster a sense of community between residents and become a place where people gossip in doorways, children scamper across parkland and where someone can sit down and thumb through a magazine.”

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