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Hackland+Dore submit Glasgow student housing plans

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December 19 2010

Hackland+Dore submit Glasgow student housing plans
Edinburgh based Hackland+Dore Architects have submitted £4.5m plans for 33 student flats at Argyle Street at the junction of Old Dumbarton Road. Replacing a former petrol station (and St Enoch's United FC church) the development aims to sympathetically reflect the solid/void proportions of neighbouring tenements and will incorporate ground floor retail. The scheme will be clad in a mixture of blonde sandstone and red brick.
Hackland+Dore submit Glasgow student housing plans
St Enoch's United FC was demolished between 1966-71
St Enoch's United FC was demolished between 1966-71

Virtual Mitchell image of 2 Old Dumbarton Rd in 1966
Virtual Mitchell image of 2 Old Dumbarton Rd in 1966

6 Comments

Manifest
#1 Posted by Manifest on 20 Dec 2010 at 10:36 AM
Err....did they pull this scheme out of a Christmas cracker? (a cheap one at that) This is a key site in glasgow (see the last 20 years of student projects from the Mac and Strathclyde), surely this absolute horror show of a scheme wont get planning?!
girbs
#2 Posted by girbs on 23 Dec 2010 at 12:21 PM
I did a search of St Enoch United FC, but couldnt find any images of the stadium
home alone
#3 Posted by home alone on 3 Jan 2011 at 13:27 PM
Looks suspiciously like someone's doing a 2 for 1 on rank awful renders in the Argyle Street locale (ref previous news item on ABCs Yorkhill HA offices - now sadly with an alternative series of images).
A special mention on this one should go to the efforts made to reduce the scale of the ground floor to the absolute minimum. Take that context!
Craig Comerford
#4 Posted by Craig Comerford on 20 Jan 2011 at 19:20 PM
This type of building is astonishing. It is an exemplary reason for emigrating, especially if you are an architect. The inherent despair led me to emigrate in 1992.
Here's Johnny
#5 Posted by Here's Johnny on 31 Oct 2013 at 15:19 PM
@craig comerford 'oh the despair' you emigrated out of despair and not caring but your commenting here? i mean they don't have shite buildings like this going up in other countries at all do they! take your negative opinion elsewhere.
Colin
#6 Posted by Colin on 20 May 2014 at 12:58 PM
By no means a looker - but it's better than the nackered old BP petrol station that it replaces. It's a shame they couldn't use some inspiration but I expect it's utilitarian and cheap because that's what pay back quickest!

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