Green light for Craigie Campus plans

UNIVERSITY of the West of Scotland has secured planning permission in principle for 102 residential dwellings at its Craigie Campus in Ayr.

The Masterplan by Keppie Design is said to have been “highly commended” by South Ayrshire Council and Ayrshire Roads Alliance for its interpretation of the latest Scottish Government design guidance; Creating Places, Designing Streets and National Roads Development Guide.

The plans feature a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced dwellings, surrounding a central shared activity space. The aim is to create a safe and desirable community that isn’t dominated by vehicles.

David Ross, Keppie design director said, “We are delighted to have assisted our clients in securing this extremely important approval. Our wider knowledge of the campus context and of the potential market was a significant factor in its development.”

Kevin Stewart, project architect at Keppie added, “The relationship between people, dwellings and circulation was fundamental to the success of the design from the outset. Our aim is to help form a vibrant community through considered design, which has been achieved due to our ongoing close working relationship with the project stakeholders.”