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December 14 2017

Elderpark Community Centre makes a point
Mast Architects have unveiled plans for a new community centre in Govan on behalf of Elderpark Housing Association, offering improved facilities and resources for one of Glasgow’s most disadvantaged areas.

Elderpark Community Centre is a direct replacement for an existing centre on the corner of Elderpark Street and Nimmo Drive. Dating from the 1950’s it has been deemed unfit for refurbishment.

Instead it will be pulled down to allow a new build solution to be created, consisting of a stone panel walling system around its outer perimeter with buff facing brick and copper effect cladding to an internal courtyard.

Internally the centre incorporates a main hall capable of subdivision via a foldable wall together with meeting rooms, a kitchen and associated facilities.

In a statement Mast wrote: “The stone wall the wraps around the site boundary slopes with the roof to create a monolithic wall presence and continues the solid stone tenement line aesthetic.”

Angled to produce a significant corner feature to the street the centre can be entered via two wrought iron decorative gates and is scheduled to move on-site next October to complete by June 2019.
The copper finish extends over a standing seam roof
The copper finish extends over a standing seam roof

7 Comments

Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 14 Dec 2017 at 10:50 AM
that looks really nice! It would be great if the gable it faces could be clothed with a living wall or the like
STW
#2 Posted by STW on 14 Dec 2017 at 12:21 PM
#1 agreed, seems like prime location for a mural or something.

I like the copper cladding but worry that might not be the most robust choice of material for taking a battering from footballs etc.
"El"
#3 Posted by "El" on 14 Dec 2017 at 13:22 PM
Great looking little project.
Bob, Agg & Willie
#4 Posted by Bob, Agg & Willie on 14 Dec 2017 at 15:35 PM
Come on UR haters. Have another pop at MAST!
Goes to show there's a lot of talent in their office, and they can work to client's expectations and budgets on social housing projects.
MR
#5 Posted by MR on 15 Dec 2017 at 13:02 PM
Good effort on control of material palette. Would be great to see some drawings UR.....Just one thing on the visual with the copper cladding, the lintel line is begging to be straight i think. (Surely the slope is not to accommodate the secret gutter above)
Pleasantfield
#6 Posted by Pleasantfield on 15 Dec 2017 at 19:49 PM
Wow for once I can post positive comments on a design. A refreshing change. More please.
rmh
#7 Posted by rmh on 20 Dec 2017 at 10:26 AM
looks great, well done MAST!

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