Perth Street

  • Detail of Perth Street building

Lead Partner: Margaret Blackwood Housing Association Limited

Project Team: Architects: Collective Architecture, Glasgow

Project History
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The site was formerly parking and garages adjacent to Margaret Blackwood Housing Association's sheltered housing complex, Ballantrae Court, on Argyle Street. A five-storey brick tenement building has been erected, with a zinc-covered mansard roof with the sixth floor contained within the roof.

The building provides 23 two-bedroom flats and one one-bedroom flat, all of which will be designed around the needs of people who use wheelchairs.

The building rehouses the present tenants of Ballantrae Court and allow the Association to redevelop the older site and provide additional barrier-free housing which will meet the needs and aspirations of disabled people in the 21st century.

There are seven parking bays suitable for disabled people and space for six electric mobility scooters or buggies.

Current status:

Completed 2009.