New Housing Development for Hjaltland Housing Association

Malcolmson Architects

This social housing development is located on a very exposed, elevated site within Lerwick, Shetland. It was procured for Hjaltland Housing Association and has 14 properties in total, comprising a mix of 1 bedroom flats, 2 bedroom bungalows and 3 bedroom houses. The houses are clustered around a shared community area and landscaped to create shelter and a localised microclimate. The materials and colours reflect traditional Shetland architecture with a mix of external timber cladding and render finish. Large double-glazed windows and open plan rooms create light and airy homes that link the indoors to the outdoors, an important feature in our northern latitude. All the properties are energy efficient and designed to withstand our harsh weather and the exposed nature of the site with with robust construction techniques and detailing throughout.

Location

Wista
Staneryhill
LERWICK ZE1 0WU
Scotland

Contact

Suzanne Malcolmson
Director
suzanne@malcolmsonarchitects.co.uk

Client

Hjaltland Housing Association

Completed

2016

Size

Categories

  • Residential