Grand Design for Former Bakery Building

By bellmannews / April 7, 2021

A FORMER bakery premise in Stonehaven could be transformed into a contemporary home complete with sustainable and environmentally friendly features – if plans get the go-ahead.

Mr John Ritchie is seeking planning permission for the partial demolition of a redundant bakery and erection of dwellinghouse at a site to the rear Of 68-70 Allardice Street.

According to the project’s design statement, ‘the proposals seek to demonstrate best practice in terms of sustainability and responding to climate change.’

Features described in design statement

Where possible, parts of the existing building are to be retained and repurposed, making best use of the embodied cardon in the existing structure. Sandstone will be reused in the walls where feasible and existing concrete floors will be retained, insulated and screeded to minimise removal of material from site and therefore limit contributing to landfill.

To minimise heat loss, specialist building materials with high thermal efficiency would be used for the two-bedroomed home, which is designed in a horse-shoe shape around a courtyard.

Meanwhile the proposals aim to reduce energy consumption via an air source heat pump and solar PV panels. And a rainwater harvesting system would reduce water consumption while contributing to a sustainable urban drainage strategy for the site.

And biodiversity would be improved by incorporating a green, sedum roof and by creating additional outdoor garden courtyard spaces within the site.

Go online to read the full design statement

Full details of the planning application are available online – along with a facility to comment.