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August 7 2014

Dandara host Glasgow Harbour public exhibition
Property developer Dandara has hosted a public exhibition detailing its revised plans for completion of its Glasgow Harbour estate, departing from an existing master plan to cut costs.

Designed by Axis Mason the properties will incorporate some ancillary commercial spaces, as well as access improvements, public realm landscaping and car parking the scheme will rise opposite a planned Tesco supermarket.

All properties will be marketed for private rental rather than sale in response to government moves to diversify the housing base and takes the form of an L-shaped block enclosing a landscaped green space.

In a statement Dandara said: “Our proposals consist of 339 apartments in a range of sizes including studios, 1-bed and 2-bed apartments which will range in height from 11 to 15 storeys. The design approach seeks to be consistent with the existing, built, phase one and two of gh2o with regards to scale, mass and elevational appearance.”

A sister scheme is also on the cards for Cheapside Street, one of five projects Dandara are currently pursuing around the UK.
The mothballed site is back on the cards as confidence returns
The mothballed site is back on the cards as confidence returns

7 Comments

george fraser
#1 Posted by george fraser on 7 Aug 2014 at 17:06 PM
These are now in danger of looking like the social housing towers that we're currently taking down...
SJF
#2 Posted by SJF on 8 Aug 2014 at 00:45 AM
Exactly, give it 30 years and these will be yet another pile of rubble in a sea of wasteland.
Isn't history taught at school so that we can learn from our mistakes.
GLS
#3 Posted by GLS on 8 Aug 2014 at 13:17 PM
I understand the coments relaing to our history for demolishing high rise but t obe fair to the developer, these are simply concept sketches and will be developed. The key is hte detail to the facads not the high rise factor. Get the facade right and there is no reason for future demolition. Fontainebleau Miami Beach built in the 1950s springs to mind. Great architecture.
bilbo
#4 Posted by bilbo on 8 Aug 2014 at 14:03 PM
Yes, Fontainebleau Miami Beach and Patrick. Similar in so many respects
Neil C
#5 Posted by Neil C on 8 Aug 2014 at 17:18 PM
#3 - That would be a valid argument if the first gh2o phase had looked better than its concept sketches. It didn't. It looked worse. From ground level, Dandara's first phase is a gloomy concrete eyesore, and these CGIs give me no confidence that their second phase will be any better.
John R
#6 Posted by John R on 12 Aug 2014 at 00:04 AM
Hard to consider yet another poorly conceived tower block on this site. Phase 1 units are warranty free following the liquidation of the installer. Several of the metal ACM panels have been blown off the structure. Dandara's last phase of works has already had the porcelain tiles replaced with metal fakes as the originals kept fracturing due to building movement - so frankly hit looking forward to next phase!
colin mackenzie
#7 Posted by colin mackenzie on 15 Dec 2014 at 10:52 AM
This is an excellent development & a lovely relaxed way to live your life. I know because I live there. Give it a go before you rise so quickly to criticism.

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