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Station Road Dalbeattie

This twenty unit development for Loreburn Housing Association, provides a mixture of mainstream general needs houses and elderly amenity bungalows for rent at Station Road, Dalbeattie. The brown field site had previously been occupied by a derelict factory building. We were able to take this development forward as part of an overall masterplan for the site where Loreburn provided the affordable element to a larger phased private housing development. We were appointed by both Loreburn and the private developer to create an overall masterplan for the large brown field site and thereafter design both the affordable and private houses in unison to ensure cohesion, integration and quality of design, layout and appearance. A further thirteen private houses were incorporated into the development proposals.

Existing mature trees within the site were retained and enhanced landscaping proposals formed an important part of the development. A central equipped play area for all ages was incorporated as part of the landscaping scheme and to comply with Dumfries & Galloway Council’s open space requirements.

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 brickwork panels, 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.