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Pollokshaws housing plans scrub up well

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January 10 2017

Pollokshaws housing plans scrub up well
Graeme Nicholls Architects are looking to clean up with the preparation of plans for 24 flats on behalf of Merchant Homes Partnerships on the site of the former Pollokshaws Baths, Glasgow.

The proposed scheme will reinstate an ‘urban edge’ to Ashtree Road and Christian Street with twin tenement and villa-scaled blocks which reference 19th century immigration of Flemish weavers by employing Dutch-style gables and facing brick.

Outlining these influences Nicholls stated: “Our design includes the subtle use of a number of Flemish architectural tropes including the use of gables and facing bricks. Furthermore, we have incorporated a repeating motif of ‘woven’ materials – in the pattern making with the placement of the windows on the façade, use of Flemish bond and projections on feature brick panels, two tone setts used in the hard landscape, through to the proposals for the metal balcony railings.”

Work on-site could be in progress by the spring for completion in early 2018, complementing ongoing regeneration in the area.

A longer and shorter blocvk will echo a traditional tenement and vill respectively
A longer and shorter blocvk will echo a traditional tenement and vill respectively
Pollokshaws is in the midst of greater change than at any point since the seventies with numerous regeneration projects underway
Pollokshaws is in the midst of greater change than at any point since the seventies with numerous regeneration projects underway

The scheme aims to return a degree of urbanity lost during comprehensive redevelopment in the 1960s
The scheme aims to return a degree of urbanity lost during comprehensive redevelopment in the 1960s

4 Comments

FHM
#1 Posted by FHM on 10 Jan 2017 at 16:29 PM
These look great in the visuals, and if the quality of material finish is retained when complete, they could be an exemplar for high density housing units. If you compare this scheme with recent examples of housing featured on this site, then this is miles better.
Colin
#2 Posted by Colin on 10 Jan 2017 at 16:54 PM
Encouraging to see a far more positive development in this area. Pairing of street edge block and urban villa proportion seems a well observed solution to the site. Hope to see more from Graeme Nicholls.
Bruce Andrew
#3 Posted by Bruce Andrew on 11 Jan 2017 at 15:44 PM
Congratulations to GNA studio on their first major commission. I'm sure they will be proud to look back on this project in years to come.
Terra
#4 Posted by Terra on 13 Jan 2017 at 21:42 PM
Very nice indeed!

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