Brewery Street, Johnstone

Conceived as a modern take on traditional mill housing on the banks of the Black Cart River. Loretto Housing Association’s new development of 28 houses and flats at Lilybank Wynd in Johnstone has been built to provide an integrated development of social and special needs housing within a protective community environment that is at the heart of the association’s aspiration.

Lilybank Wynd creates its own sense of place, apparent in the richness and variety of the three distinct external areas formed by the layout of the blocks: the court, the vennel and the garden. Walking through the main access spine, which meanders and penetrates the terraces, each of these spaces presents itself in turn to rewarding the resident with views through the gaps in the buildings to open fields beyond.