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July 6 2017

Kelvindale railway lands give ground to housing
Convery Prenty Architects are spearheading plans to 49 homes build on former railway sidings at the junction of Temple and Dalsholm Road within the Kelvindale area of Glasgow.

Comprising a mix of apartments and terraced housing on the triangular ‘island’ site the scheme will be bounded by railway lines on two sides and a main frontage to Dalsholm Road.

Outlining the concept behind their design the architects wrote: “The proposals have been designed to present a combination of tiered elements with simple proportions and openings to all faces.

Limited openings to the easterly and northerly aspects avoid any issue of loss of privacy, in contrast to the southern and western elevations which have been opened up with larger expanses of glazing and incorporated open balconies to allow light to penetrate into the plan.”

Arranged around a new access road and public square the properties will be housed within five separate blocks with nine townhouses benefitting from private rear gardens.

External walls will be finished in facing buff brick with natural timber coloured composite weather boarding and light grey standing seam zinc.
40 flats and 9 townhouses are included in the plans
40 flats and 9 townhouses are included in the plans

3 Comments

Derek Wilson
#1 Posted by Derek Wilson on 6 Jul 2017 at 14:28 PM
More traffic lights as an access solution to in inappropriate site. Very depressing.
Inahuf
#2 Posted by Inahuf on 6 Jul 2017 at 23:01 PM
'Public square'!?! - you mean an area of hard surface with no discernible amenity or life set a way back from the public realm. Shocking bit of urban design in the handling or streetscape, parking and the formation of spaces.
Daniel
#3 Posted by Daniel on 7 Jul 2017 at 09:32 AM
From the look of the plan, the only way for vehicles parked behind 1B and 1C to leave the site is to drive across the quote-unquote public square. Great, great stuff.

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