The Atrium is a new residential development within the walls of the listed Broomhill Public School in Glasgow's West End. The original building dates back to 1902 and has been elegantly restored and converted into 33 luxury apartments.
The existing building was no longer used by Anniesland College and had fallen into disrepair with fire and water damage resulting in the loss of the existing roof. The roof was however replaced with a new contemporary zinc rooftop extension incorporating 4 penthouses and the restoration of the existing atrium which has become the main feature of the re-development. All apartments are accessed from the new atrium and gallery with the original balustrades carefully restored. The atrium space has become a common space for all of the new residents to utilise and enjoy.
Externally the proposals involved the repair of the existing stone facade and the replacement of the existing aluminium windows fitted by the college with more appropriate high quality timber alternative. The retention of most of the existing surrounding woodland helps to screen the new flats from the busy expressway and provides a sense of enclosure to the new residential environment. The existing stone boundary walls and railings have also been retained.
All properties are now sold and the developer, Kelvin Properties, is now in the process of converting the old hub building into 2 duplex houses. The re-development also includes a further 33 apartments within a new contemporary building on the corner of the site on Broomhill Avenue. These apartments will be completed early in 2019.