Housing Development, Dunoon Scotland

Location:  Dunoon, Scotland

Client:  Braidwater

Dunoon is a picturesque Scottish town around 40 miles west of Glasgow on the west shore of the upper Firth of Clyde and is the main town on the Cowal peninsula in the south of Argyll and Bute. RMI were commissioned by housebuilder Braidwater to develop proposals for the development site which was a sheltered woodland clearing set back from Bullwood Road which ran along the western edge of the Firth of Clyde.

Cost:  1m - 10m

Status:  Drawing Board

Type:  Residential

  • Project Status:
  • Completed
  • On Site
  • Drawing Board

Drawing Board

Drawing inspiration from a local vernacular tradition of former fisherman’s houses gable fronted onto the water’s edge our proposals set out a loose grouping of 17no. gable-ended houses and bungalows around a communal green space. The two storey houses are located on the upper part of the site to benefit from views over the Firth of Clyde. The architectural form is simple, uncluttered and modern but which relates to the local vernacular and uses a small materials palette of white render, wood and slate roofing. The layout had to take account of various constraints including tree protection orders around mature trees, bats, sloping site and flood risk issues.

RMI successfully obtained full planning approval for the scheme in 2015 but the site was then sold on.