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Former Balshagray public school to be repurposed as flats

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May 23 2016

Former Balshagray public school to be repurposed as flats
EMA Architects are to refurbish and extend the C-listed Balshagray Public School in Broomhill, Glasgow, on behalf of Kelvin properties to form 73 homes.

Situated on a prominent site to the north of the Clydeside Expressway the scheme will entail demolition of a swimming pool and janitor’s cottage to allow formation of a six storey sandstone clad block of 28 flats.

The main school itself will be retained together with railings and boundary walls although its triple-pitched slate roof will be removed to allow insertion of a zinc penthouse extension.  Here the 33 flats available will incorporate mezzanine spaces to take advantage of 5m floor to ceiling heights with lift access built in the central hall.

Commenting on their design concept EMA said: “The design proposes a new building on the western edge which will reinforce the streetscape along Broomhill Avenue and create a strong peripheral urban block. The new building will also respect the setting of the listed building.

“Terraces for penthouse flats would be formed over the building’s east and west outshots. The new storey would be a contemporary extension with full height glazing and would be stepped back from the existing building line. The existing stairwells would be extended to connect to a new access deck to serve the additional storey. The new roof would incorporate glazing over the central atrium which would be retained.”

A Hub block within the grounds will also be retained to form an additional two homes.
A penthouse level will be added to the school to 'improve the appearance and marketability' of the school
A penthouse level will be added to the school to 'improve the appearance and marketability' of the school
A swimming pool and janitor's cottage will make way for new build accommodation
A swimming pool and janitor's cottage will make way for new build accommodation

5 Comments

David
#1 Posted by David on 23 May 2016 at 11:54 AM
What's with the industrial sheds on top of the newbuild element?
'There are no fortresses that Bolsheviks cannot storm.'
#2 Posted by 'There are no fortresses that Bolsheviks cannot storm.' on 23 May 2016 at 12:43 PM
Josef Stalin commented further, ' We refer to the language difficulty. Our Architects continue to fight the real enemies of Marxism.'
- blah blah blah.
Jim
#3 Posted by Jim on 23 May 2016 at 12:52 PM
Looks like any other bland, corporate, monolithic EMA scheme unfortunately...
Lewis
#4 Posted by Lewis on 26 May 2016 at 23:12 PM
Looks great! Good to see it back in use. ????
Terra
#5 Posted by Terra on 6 Jun 2016 at 02:39 AM
Hm, well at least it'll be put into use. But that 'penthouse' element...the least they could do is change the colour to black, it would be a tad more tasteful.

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