The design for this 2 hectare brownfield site in Bishopbriggs is located between existing urban fabric to the north and south. The aim was to create a design that embraced the principles of the then recently published policy document; Designing Streets. Our approach to the layout focused on ‘walkable neighbourhoods’, connecting into the existing fabric, whilst allowing future connections to any potential development in neighbouring sites.
Working closely with the Local Authority throughout, they were ultimately very encouraged and supportive of the design and agreed that the proposed layout is a sensible blending of Designing Streets principles and commercial reality. In the end we increased the density from a previously consented 33 units, to a successful development for 50 units that gave the Client a far better product to market.