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All Souls Wigtown

This ten unit development for Loreburn Housing Association, provides eight mainstream general needs houses and two elderly amenity bungalows for rent at All Souls, Wigtown. The brown field site had previously been occupied by a derelict school and was located close to the village heart. The site had irregular and restrictive boundaries and required careful planning to determine the most appropriate layout to achieve Loreburn’s brief requirements. The layout of the development recognised the physical context and seeked to integrate with the existing patterns of urban form and movement. The site layout was therefore based on a series of terraced blocks that re-established the street form along the edges of the site and provided a central landscaped communal parking court.

The houses have been built with a highly insulated timber frame construction, which helps to ensure a low cost, low energy use, building envelope. All properties are centrally heated with radiators served from condensing gas-fired boilers.

The choice of building materials and colours such as grey coloured facing brick, white render, high quality timber windows and grey concrete tiles are in keeping with the general aesthetic of the surrounding area.

The development is also Secured by Design certified and compliant with Housing for Varying Needs standards and Loreburn’s own design guide.

This project was completed through a formal Partnering Agreement with Loreburn and Ashleigh Construction.