Clyde Gateway submit Rutherglen office plans
October 2 2012South 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.