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McGinlay Bell wins go-ahead for £600k ‘deconstructed brick house’

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Up-and-coming Scottish practice McGinlay Bell has won approval for a new £600,000 family home in Bearsden, north of Glasgow

The 250m² four-bedroom home in Ellergreen Road will sit between two existing house in a ‘leafy suburban setting, bound by an edge of mature scots pine trees’.

According to the firm, the scheme has been conceived as a ‘deconstructed brick enclosure that grounds the building to its long narrow site’.

The practice added: ‘The concept of an enclosure has been opened up to insert a timber and glass pavilion that sits inside to create a series of sheltered courtyards and garden spaces that offer light into the depths of the internal house plan.

‘The courtyards and garden spaces are composed by a glass, timber and steel verandah which offers a common point of orientation within the house and a sense of mediation between the inside and out.’

The project is expected to start on site in May and complete before the end of the year.

Ellergreen context 01

Ellergreen context 01

Project data

Location Bearsden, Scotland
Type of project Residential private new build
Client Private
Architect McGinlay Bell
Structural engineer Forward Consulting Engineers
M&E consultant Design ME
Quantity surveyor Campbell Martin Associates
Planning supervisor East Dunbartonshire Council
Main contractor To be confirmed
Tender date March 2018
Start on site date May 2018
Completion date December 2018
Contract duration 30 weeks
Gross internal floor area 250m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Traditional
Total cost £600,000

Mb ellergreen road internal 01

Mb ellergreen road internal 01

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