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St Andrew’s Drive Phases 2 & 3

St Andrew’s Drive Phases 2 & 3

St Andrew’s Drive Phases 2 & 3 will provide 120 new homes for our Client Southside Housing Association. The site sits on the edge of the historic Pollokshields area of Glasgow which is predominantly comprised of large sandstone villas set on generous plots bounded by walls, mature hedging and treelined streets/avenues.

A mix of accommodation is provided with 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom wheelchair accessible apartments and 3 & 4 bedroom main door maisonette homes. A scale of between 3 and 4 storeys has been developed which references the scale and massing found in the surrounding neighbourhood. The reduction in scale, massing and density when compared to the demolished 1960’s blocks has enhanced the site by providing greater permeability of sun, daylight and through views together with improved pedestrian links.

The completed development presents a contemporary example of urban living with a simple palette of brick tones that brings continuity and harmony across the masterplan. Precast lintels and stringer courses that provide accents of architectural detail which respects the existing built context. Set within a mature landscape setting that provides shared private and public garden spaces, children’s natural play spaces, rain gardens, wildflower zones and extensive new tree planting designed to enhance the green environment, biodiversity, and the well-being of the new residents and the surrounding neighbourhood.

Homes are further enhanced by private terraces, recessed balconies, and large windows with juliette balconies which create bright and open living spaces for the enjoyment of future residents. The project achieves the requirements of Housing for Varying Needs, The Glasgow Standard, Secured by Design (Gold Standard) and Glasgow City Council’s ‘Gold Hybrid’ standard for sustainability.

PROJECT: St Andrew’s Drive Phases 2 & 3
LOCATION: Pollokshields
CLIENT: Southside Housing Association
ARCHITECT: jmarchitects
St Andrew’s Drive Phases 2 & 3
St Andrew’s Drive Phases 2 & 3
St Andrew’s Drive Phases 2 & 3

Main Contractor:  CCG
Photographer:  Keith Hunter

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