Galashiels estate redevelopment proposals lodged
Waverley Housing Association has submitted plans to renew the ageing Upper Langlee estate in Galashiels.
Under the proposals, the existing multi-storey properties will be demolished to make way for 109 low-rise homes incorporating amenity housing and district air source heat pump facilities.
This application forms part of a wider initiative for the regeneration of the Western area of Upper Langlee which includes the refurbishment of a number of existing multi-storey flatted properties and general environmental improvements of the surrounding neighbourhood by Waverly.
A design statement from Camerons Strachan Yuill Architects stated: “The new terraced townhouses along the north side of Beech Avenue shall be arranged in short, articulated terraces, of two and three storeys, interspersed with new pedestrian routes and small communal parking courts which give access and views to the mature woodland and public footpath on the slopes of Wester Hill.
“These houses are formed from two parallel forms, one predominantly solid, containing bedrooms and the other glazed, containing principal living spaces and a roof terrace. A split-level section responds to the existing slope on the site while offering elevated open views South towards the landscape of the Tweed Valley and North to a private garden and the woodland behind.”
Images courtesy of Camerons Strachan Yuill Architects