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Bridgegate student build to plug Glasgow gap-site

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November 9 2016

Bridgegate student build to plug Glasgow gap-site
An inexorable march of student housing continues with submission of plans prepared by Mederco to erect 169 self-contained studio flats on a high-visibility surface car park opposite Glasgow’s High Court at Jocelyn Square, Bridgegate.

Designed to respect a B-listed tenement on the Saltmarket the elevational treatment will include rough cut stone, masonry and zinc cassettes with a seven storey mass intended to help respect the ‘urban grain’.

A design statement read: “The design of the proposal is intended to positively influence regeneration in the area whilst respecting its urban context. The scale and massing of the proposal directly relates to the adjacent listed properties in order to create the impression of a continuous, congruent street scene. This is further implemented by the use of materials which relate to the contextual heritage of the area whilst remaining appropriate for a contemporary piece of urban architecture.”

The main entrance will be inserted off St Margaret’s Place with the entire ground floor given over to social use, including a gym looking out over mart Street and Bridgegate.

Granite stone setts, limestone paving, stainless steel bike stands and tree planting will further serve to integrate the building within its setting.
Surrounding streets will be brought to life by ground floor social spaces
Surrounding streets will be brought to life by ground floor social spaces
The scheme aims to repair an area of broken streetscape
The scheme aims to repair an area of broken streetscape

3 Comments

Charlie_
#1 Posted by Charlie_ on 10 Nov 2016 at 14:20 PM
This looks like a nice wee improvement to me; liking the tight, little streets it creates.
Sven
#2 Posted by Sven on 12 Nov 2016 at 08:41 AM
It looks fine and fits in the with the streetscape but more student flats paying nothing in council tax (but using services) and empty for most of the summer? Are we past peak student numbers already and it is set to decline with Brexit so I hope they can get planning to turn them over to private renters/buyers.
Terra
#3 Posted by Terra on 12 Nov 2016 at 16:32 PM
Agreed, looks good.

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