project: 87 newbuild units
client: hillhead housing association 2000 ltd.
cost: £9.6 million
location: ivanhoe drive / abbotsford drive / border way, kirkintilloch
architect: mark smith
completion date: june 2013
The project at Ivanhoe drive completes phase 3 of the masterplan for the regeneration of the Hillhead area. The design process involved close consultation with both the local planning authority & local residents, & was driven from the outset by a desire to create a high quality built environment, that all new & existing residents are proud to be associated with. Key to the final design is the introduction of strong & attractive through links, to enhance access & egress of the new development whilst ensuring effective integration with the surrounding area. A bespoke play area & sculpture produced in collaboration with local school children, forms the hub of the new neighborhood.