Grödians Social Housing Development

Richard Gibson Architects

Grödians is a new-build 34no. social housing development comprising a mix of 1, 3 and 4 bedroom dwellings in varied housing formats and is the most recent of a staged housing development in the outskirts of Lerwick. Housing is placed within a new Homezone road layout comprising communal parking, front amenity areas and larger central green spaces with private rear gardens. As winter months are prolonged with minimal daylight hours the vibrant colour scheme was designed to maintain a visual warmth and uplifting appearance. Extensive planting and landscaping has been designed to bring shelter and reduce the wind chilling of the houses during the harsh and windy conditions experienced in Shetland. Winner of I.A.A regional 'Place Making' Award, RIAS Award and 'Special Mention' for RIAS/Andrew Doolan Award.

Location

Grödians
Quoys
LERWICK
United Kingdom

Contact

Adrian Wishart
Architect
adrian@rg-architects.com

Client

Hjaltland Housing Association, Lerwick, Shetland

Completed

May-11

Size

15,640m2 site develo

Contract Value

4.5m

Categories

  • Residential