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October 2 2012

Clyde Gateway submit Rutherglen office plans
Clyde Gateway has submitted plans to South Lanarkshire Council to redevelop a brownfield site at Farme Cross, Rutherglen, to deliver 3,800sq/m of office space.

Designed by BDP the £6m building would be clad in fibre cement to mimic the indigenous blond sandstone common to many period buildings of the surrounding conservation area.

This would form the first phase of a wider masterplan for the former Monogram factory site to provide a mixture of residential, commercial and light industrial uses.

In their design statement BDP state: “The large vertical panel pattern of the Fibre C is an honest use of the material, differentiating it from load bearing stone (that would have a staggered horizontal coursing pattern). Wherever possible full-sized panels have been used to maximise material efficiency.

“The panels will be simply used with square edges to window openings for example. Corners to the large box that is created by the cladding will have a birds-mouth detail to create a finer corner detail.

Clyde Gateway is currently in process of preparing a second speculative office scheme for Dalmarnock.
The block has been given sufficient height to be visible from the adjacent M74 extension
The block has been given sufficient height to be visible from the adjacent M74 extension
The scheme forms the first phase of the Rutherglen Low Carbon Zone
The scheme forms the first phase of the Rutherglen Low Carbon Zone

4 Comments

Andrew
#1 Posted by Andrew on 3 Oct 2012 at 13:20 PM
Oh dear - it looks like a giant portacabin. Surely staggering of the joints would have at least looked better?

Here's hoping this will create some jobs in the area
Auntie Nairn
#2 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 3 Oct 2012 at 14:02 PM
Oh for pity's sake!!! You take a material that is nothing like blond sandstone except for vaguely resembling the colour then express it in a completely different fashion so that it really looks nothing like sandstone, then write a ridiculous design statement to back it up - is it just me?
Rem Koolbag
#3 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 3 Oct 2012 at 15:18 PM
'...clad in fibre cement to mimic the indigenous blond sandstone...'

Deary me - is this really the best BDP could come up with? Mimicry?

I am sure they were tasked with a tight budget for the facade (money for all that extra insulation has to come from somewhere eh?) but come on - treat the process with some respect and if you are choosing eternit as its all you can afford then make it a virtue and dont start coming out with spurious connections to 'local' sandstone.

I am sure the deception will stand up at the joints between the panels, and at the corners, where the, what - 10mm board has a nice rainscreen gap to the next panel.

see you jimmy
#4 Posted by see you jimmy on 8 Oct 2012 at 10:24 AM
A 3 storey lump of offices looking on to and sandwiching in a nice wee row of storey & a half terrace cottages. A terrible scheme for that location.

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