Plans lodged for new Cunninghame Housing Association development at former Lockerbie school site

Collective Architecture has submitted planning for the redevelopment of the former Lockerbie Academy site to provide 45 new affordable houses on behalf of Cunninghame Housing Association.

Forming a key gateway to the town of Lockerbie, the proposals for the brownfield site consists of a mix of semi-detached and terraced two storey housing, alongside cottage flats and amenity bungalows.

The development is aligned with Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan.

Collective Architecture said a considered approach to the site layout has sought to build on the strong sense of place within Lockerbie, which has been a common theme expressed in consultation with the local community.

Project architect Ross Aitchison said: “We are delighted to be bringing forward these proposals with Cunninghame Housing Association for such a significant site. Like many similar sized towns, Lockerbie requires increasing provision of high-quality affordable housing.

“To meet this need we have worked closely with the client, and through engagement with the local community, to form a place with a strong sense of character. In doing so we have looked to reference and evoke the familiar, enduring qualities of the high quality public housing built in Scotland in the early 20th Century.

“Using a palette of repeating architectural elements, we are bringing forward proposals which will resonate with the local community and create a strong feeling of ‘home’ for the new residents.”

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