Abbeycraig Road

84 newbuild dwellings for social rent

Following on from Grant Murray's detailed Feasibility Study, the project sees the formation of 84 newbuild 2 storey houses and flats, to a challenging brownfield site on the eastern edge of Easterhouse. The site has significant constraints in terms of existing services, challenging ground conditions, historical mine shafts & protected wildlife. The site also boasts incredible aspect, with a Local Nature Reserve & the Seven Loch's Wetland Park defining the eastern boundary. Maximising this aspect and overcoming the site constraints to deliver a scheme that is innovative, aspirational & affordable; has been a highly stimulating challenge.

Long terraces have been utilised to maximise the developable area, while novel 'amenity lanes'; landscaped semi-private extensions to the rear gardens; have been created on a scale and ambition rarely tested in Glasgow. 'Upside down' houses have been developed to maximise the site views, with living areas arranged to the first floor. Large areas of open space & a sophisticated network of pedestrian paths, completes a development that will completely regenerate this edge of Easterhouse.

architect: Curtis Hold, Aimee Trainer

client: lochfield park housing association

cost: £14.1 million

location: abbeycraig road / allnach place, easterhouse

photography: Grant Murray Architects

Abbeycraig Road

84 newbuild dwellings for social rent

Following on from Grant Murray's detailed Feasibility Study, the project sees the formation of 84 newbuild 2 storey houses and flats, to a challenging brownfield site on the eastern edge of Easterhouse. The site has significant constraints in terms of existing services, challenging ground conditions, historical mine shafts & protected wildlife. The site also boasts incredible aspect, with a Local Nature Reserve & the Seven Loch's Wetland Park defining the eastern boundary. Maximising this aspect and overcoming the site constraints to deliver a scheme that is innovative, aspirational & affordable; has been a highly stimulating challenge.

Long terraces have been utilised to maximise the developable area, while novel 'amenity lanes'; landscaped semi-private extensions to the rear gardens; have been created on a scale and ambition rarely tested in Glasgow. 'Upside down' houses have been developed to maximise the site views, with living areas arranged to the first floor. Large areas of open space & a sophisticated network of pedestrian paths, completes a development that will completely regenerate this edge of Easterhouse.

architect: Curtis Hold, Aimee Trainer

client: lochfield park housing association

cost: £14.1 million

location: abbeycraig road / allnach place, easterhouse

photography: Grant Murray Architects

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