City Architecture Office  

Pathhead Housing: 75-79 Main St


Project Value: £1m
Client : Tait & Thomson Ltd
Design Stage : A - E
2008 - ongoing

City Architecture Office was appointed to undertake a feasibility study that identified the potential for change of use and new build on the existing vacant site. Detailed planning permission was successfully gained for a residential proposal in the village of Pathhead within the Conservation Area.

The proposal includes refurbishment and extension of existing Category C(S) listed terraced buildings to form two residential properties inkeeping with the historic context and established building pattern.

An innovative architectural solution has been developed to provide a contemporary family house at the rear of the site.

The building is located against the southeast boundary to accommodate the sites non-rectilinear skew and sensitively providing a distinct sense of place.

The ground floor sits neatly within the boundary walls, with view onto private amenity space and the surrounding countryside. The 1st floor level is set back from the boundary and aligned to reinforce the traditional rectilinear form of the neighbouring properties.