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Chambers McMillan completes £500k wheelchair-friendly holiday homes

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After re-designing their own home to be wheelchair accessible, Chambers McMillan Architects has unveiled two holiday cottages in Fife

ARCHITECT’S VIEW • PROJECT DATA • PLANS • SECTIONS • ELEVATIONS

The 280m² scheme, inspired by the client’s experience of not being able to holiday with wheelchair users, consists of two flexible holiday cottages called The Rings; one a three-bedroom and one a five-bedroom.

The £500,000 single storey building has two folding sedum roofs creating a ‘wedge’, and is clad in cedar timber shingle and a vertical larch. 

Internally the living spaces in each cottage are adjacent so if required can be combined to create an eight-bedroom home for larger groups. At each end of the building there is a studio apartment, so the building can be occupied by up to four different groups at the same time. All bedrooms have direct access to the outside. 

Architect’s view

The aim of The Rings is to provide a much needed high quality wheelchair accessible places to stay in a restful setting. At the same time as designing this building to be a slight and open as possible, supporting wellbeing and rest, and connecting between inside and outside, in this rural setting, the landscape becomes the inspiration for the forms of the building. 

Plans

The Rings by Chambers McMillan

The Rings by Chambers McMillan

Site plan

The Rings by Chambers McMillan

The Rings by Chambers McMillan

Ground plan and roof plan

Elevations

The Rings by Chambers McMillan

The Rings by Chambers McMillan

Elevations

Sections

The Rings by Chambers McMillan

The Rings by Chambers McMillan

Sections and elevations

Project data

Location Chance Inn, Fife
Type of project Wheelchair accessible holiday cottages
Client Moira Henderson
Architect Chambers McMillan Architects
Landscape architect Connon Design
Structural engineer Dryburgh Associates
Quantity surveyor Hardies
Main contractor Douggie Bisset, Bisset Design and Build Ltd
Funding ERDF grant and private funding
Appointment Word of mouth
Tender date January 2015
Start on site date June 2015
Completion date February 2016
Contract duration 9 months
Gross internal floor area 280m²
Form of contract and/or procurement SBCQ Scotland 2011
Total cost £500,000

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