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Thenue HQ nears external completion

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November 21 2011

Thenue HQ nears external completion
Thenue Housing Association are nearing completion of their new headquarter on London Road, Glasgow.

Situated opposite the famous Templeton’s carpet factory the development will comprise 37 homes for sale and rent alongside 12 flats for the Aberlour Childcare Trust.

Designed by Mast Architects the scheme has been funded by Glasgow City Council in partnership with the Scottish Government.

Integrated south facing sunspaces over three storeys are designed to reflect the scale of an adjoining tenement.

The project went on site in May 2010 and is due for completion in February 2012.

A second phase of works will provide eight family homes to the rear.

A Calton heritage and learning centre will adjoin the development.
A grey complexion contrasts with the rich red sandstone of a surviving tenement
A grey complexion contrasts with the rich red sandstone of a surviving tenement
A large tract of waste ground lies to the rear
A large tract of waste ground lies to the rear

5 Comments

Auntie Nairn
#1 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 22 Nov 2011 at 14:07 PM
Are Urban Realm running a 'Carbuncle of the week' competition? This would definitely be in the running.
AMc
#2 Posted by AMc on 22 Nov 2011 at 14:18 PM
Thats genuinely horrific. I'm not sure who should be more embarrassed - GCC Planning department or MAST.
Brian
#3 Posted by Brian on 23 Nov 2011 at 11:32 AM
Stunning isnt it!Really fits in and blends with surrounding:)
Ross
#4 Posted by Ross on 23 Nov 2011 at 18:07 PM
I think when it comes to most of the East end, something is better than nothing. So being picky about the aesthetics is pointless. We should be delighted that another derelict site has been redeveloped.
wilton
#5 Posted by wilton on 23 Nov 2011 at 22:02 PM
Sorry Ross but with a bit of decent design (at not much, or indeed if any, extra cost) this could have lasted 60 years. I would give it 20 to 30.... then calculate the REAL cost and the lost regeneration opportunity.

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