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August 1 2014

Blythswood residential conversion completes
The ongoing return of period Georgian properties to residential usage in Glasgow’s Blythswood district is continuing apace with conversion of the B-listed 242 West George Street to form six serviced apartments.

Undertaken by [BE]spoke on behalf of developer Malcolm Campbell the project saw unsympathetic additions to a three bay period townhouse which had been subdivided into offices, allowing the building’s return to residential use whilst retaining period features.

In a statement [BE]spoke said: “The design allows the original character and form of the prestigious listed building to be retained and restored whilst conversion was sympathetic, ensuring that all original rooms were retained and any new additions would not detriment the interior fabric to ensure modern day living requirements could be met without compromising any of the architectural features forming part of this listed building.”

Images by Mack Photography
period features have been restored and inappropriate additions stripped back
period features have been restored and inappropriate additions stripped back
The awkward property was no longer attractive to commercial tenants
The awkward property was no longer attractive to commercial tenants

The latest mod cons have been introduced for tenants
The latest mod cons have been introduced for tenants

3 Comments

Charlie_
#1 Posted by Charlie_ on 1 Aug 2014 at 17:41 PM
I have mixed feelings on this. I'm all for as much residential in the city centre as possible but that area badly needs enlivenment and an en-mass restoration to up market housing will probably permanently preclude that.
Chris
#2 Posted by Chris on 2 Aug 2014 at 12:58 PM
I think it's great. These buildings are no longer viable as office space and the only way to attract more bars and restaurants (like Bath Street) is to attract more people to live in the area. As long as they keep the area mixed use, then I think it'll be great success.
Graham
#3 Posted by Graham on 3 Aug 2014 at 12:14 PM
I've walked past it, and had a look for it on the internet. It's actually 6 serviced apartments not straight residential. Tourists and business people can rent them nightly or longer. The building looks fantastic.

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