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Kilmory Housing



7 Wellington Square



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Our brief was to design a contemporary collection of housing on the south of the island, that could serve as living accommodation for the employees of the redeveloped neighbouring creamery.


Kilmory, Isle of Arran







Our client, has aspirations to create a carefully considered development with a contemporary design, unique to the island setting.

There is desire for each house to feel individual and to have a designed landscape within the site which both connects it to the creamery site and encourages positive social interaction amongst the residents. Each house has been set out on its plot specific to its constraints and opportunities. We intend to maximise the views to the south from the site, with secondary views east/ west and into the home zone.

Aerial Image
Design Development With Border (1)
Site Phasing Strategy (1)
Axonometric 2 Houses Updated
Axonometric From Rear No Border
Sketch From Road

Materials & Finishes

Materiality was an important consideration throughout the design process, we carried out various studies to assess the material relationships and how the combination of different materials unifies the masterplan. The chosen material palette consisting of stone, timber and zinc both adds to the developmentā€™s contemporary feel whilst respecting the local vernacular.

Axonometric Planning With Text
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2. Axo Resized


A phased approach to the housing and re-development of the creamery will allow the business to grow at the appropriate pace, whilst the individuals and their families who will work on site have a desirable place to live.

AL(00)04 REV01 Site Contextual Elevations
Elevation Analysis
Front Elevation Updated For Website Comparision


The proposal incorporates the concept of upside down living with the intent to maximise the views from the living space toward the sea on the south of the site. Whilst each of the houses have their own unique design, common features and materials draw them together to form a unified, contemporary development.

Project Team

Staff member smiling mid conversation with a colleague in Denham Youd offices.

Steven Denham

Founder & Managing Director

Staff member mid conversation during a client meeting in Denham Youd offices.

Colin Reynolds


Project Collaborators

Clancy Consulting

Structural & Civil EngineerĀ 

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