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Approval won for Anniesland office to residential conversion

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June 21 2016

Approval won for Anniesland office to residential conversion
Holmes Miller Architects and Mactaggart & Mickel have won approval to convert a redundant 1970’s office block on Herschell Street, Anniesland, to form 48 apartments.

This will see the existing structure reclad in brick and bronze together with the addition of rooftop penthouses formed from ‘folded’ golden metal and addition of a new build close.

New lobbies taking the form of a simple cube of metal and glass, taking their cue from the roof, will be inserted on the front elevation to enhance security with balconies used to the rear with a new skin of weathered brick replacing concrete panels.

In their design statement the architects said: “The first four storeys, part of the existing structure, are wrapped in the brick skin. This is the development’s ‘solid’ base. The top storey has been designed to resemble a continuous ‘folded’ metal panel which forms the east elevation; folds into the roof and then folds down the west elevation to form the walls at the top of each stairwell.”

21 Herschell Street was purchased by Mactaggart & Mickel in 2011 for £2.1m in what was the house builders first major commercial property acquisition.
The existing outdated office block will be comprehensively remodelled
The existing outdated office block will be comprehensively remodelled
Windows will be deep set within the existing frame to enhance depth and shadow
Windows will be deep set within the existing frame to enhance depth and shadow

4 Comments

Terra
#1 Posted by Terra on 21 Jun 2016 at 20:03 PM
Looks decent enough. Far better than the monstrosity it is now.
Walt Disney
#2 Posted by Walt Disney on 22 Jun 2016 at 09:45 AM
Looks really good. Hope it gets developed.
Bob
#3 Posted by Bob on 22 Jun 2016 at 18:04 PM
This looks like a really good redevelopment. Must be scope for more of this type of development around the country to bring existing buildings back into use (unless they are about to fall down of course!)
John Hughes
#4 Posted by John Hughes on 24 Jun 2016 at 13:06 PM
Looks Great, Good use of weathered brick.
Like the balconies, allowing some outside space to enjoy. Good luck to everyone inolved

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