The site is on the North side of the junction and fronts both Shaw Street and College Road North. It is in an elevated position bounded to the North and East by the historic Whitley Gardens.
The site contains an unoccupied single storey building, which formerly accommodated the Sarah McArd Day Nursery.
The new design proposed is one of a simple strong rectangular form. The elevational treatment is layered with features that combine and are composed to give a strong balance and elegance to the facades with a grand entrance foyer. This design addresses the issues of quality, reduced pallet of materials, clarity of design and elevational composition. The side and rear elevations are now designed to the same level and importance as the Shaw Street elevation and the design takes full advantage of its setting and the views from the site. Whilst the building is fundamentally not symmetrical the building has been carefully ordered with all elements and materials sensitively composed to provide a high level of respectful modernity but using traditional materials that are both sympathetic and sustainable.
The building is rectangular in form set on the frontline of both the existing building and the former church. The front of the site will be a sloping landscaped garden containing the reinstated semicircular drive.
Apartments are located on the first to fifth floors. Access to the apartments is via a glazed stairway and lift in the courtyard to the rear of the entrance foyer. At each floor level there are open balconies overlooking the courtyard and giving access to the apartments. At First Floor there are 13 apartments, 11 two bedroomed and 2 one-bedroomed. Above on the second to fifth floors there are 14 apartments per floor with 12 two-bedroomed and 2 one-bedroomed. Feature apartments, with increased bays to the living areas or main bedroom, are on each corner of the building providing enhanced views over the City in all directions.
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