Holmscroft

 
 

Secure Supported Living in the West of Scotland.

Supported Accommodation Unit for Oak Tree Housing Association to provide 8 self-contained flats over 2 storeys, for user group with a variety of disabilities, communal meeting rooms and staff sleepover facilities. Mixture of one and two-bedroomed units. The purpose of the unit is to provide a safe and secure environment for the occupiers, while providing an opportunity to integrate into the local community.

At a Glance

Location Greenock, Renfrewshire
Client
Oak Tree Housing Association
Contract
Value £700k
Status Completed 2003

Urban Response

The design offers a well-proportioned building designed to promote interaction and accommodate the diversity of urban life for the residents and the neighbours.


Place Making

The area around the flats is a mixture of soft and hard landscaping. The soft landscaping proposals enable the residents to be contained within a secure environment, but also have the freedom to experience gardening.

The Support Unit is built in line with NHBC, Housing for Varying Needs (HVN) and full barrier free standards. 


Sustainability

The flats have been orientated with large south/west facing windows in order to maximise solar gain.

Minimal use of hard landscaping and emphasis on deciduous trees and wildflower areas enhance visual appearance as well as optimise a sustainable environment.

Find out more about our sustainable approach to energy efficient buildings.