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Kelvindale apartments to reframe an eroded streetscape

June 9 2022

Kelvindale apartments to reframe an eroded streetscape

Adam Scotland and Hirst landscape architects have been appointed NVDC Architects to design 30 apartments for a site at 97 Cleveden Road, Kelvindale.

Replacing the Rannoch House Care Home with a modern apartment block (now demolished) the project will push forward the building line to reinforce an urban street edge, animated by projecting circulation and entrance cores.

A range of two and three-bedroom flats are provided with 38 parking spaces and 38 cycle bays, with apartments benefitting from private terraces and balconies as well as a shared amenity space to the rear.

In a streetscape statement, the architects said: "Our sensitively proposed materiality and detailing have been chosen and designed to respect and complement the cultural context of Kelvinside House and the nearby Glasgow West Conservation Area. The ground floor level of the facade is clad with blonde natural stone, whilst the facade materiality to the upper levels is blonde brick.

"This layout of a bold formal material arrangement to the street level and a more inconspicuous repetitive arrangement to the upper floors is reminiscent of traditional tenement facade layouts, where the ground floor responds directly to the street scene."

Generous living areas include enhanced storage and dedicated home office areas with all homes enjoying a dual aspect.  


#1 Posted by ONE on 9 Jun 2022 at 12:04 PM
oh no...
James Hepburn
#2 Posted by James Hepburn on 9 Jun 2022 at 12:47 PM
Were NVDC picked because they were the cheapest? Clearly it wasn't for ability or imagination.
#3 Posted by malkatraz on 9 Jun 2022 at 13:32 PM
Inoffensive way to fill in a gap in the street. No need for spurious architectural gymnastics or "wow" factor. Not sure about the "mansard", though.
#4 Posted by TheFakeArchitect on 9 Jun 2022 at 15:51 PM
Yikes! If the intention of the material change to the top floor was to make it more discreet, it failed.
The Heart of Saturday Night
#5 Posted by The Heart of Saturday Night on 9 Jun 2022 at 16:52 PM
Perhaps would have worked a little better with a bit of a set back to the upper floor.

All seems a bit heavy - no amount of design statement BS can fix that.
Karen Herron
#6 Posted by Karen Herron on 11 Jun 2022 at 15:19 PM
Please send me details and prices. I am interested in the 2 and 3 bedroom properties with patios/balconies
#7 Posted by RJBennett on 12 Jun 2022 at 10:39 AM
I think a colonnade of the blonde masonry extending into the zinc attic storey could look cool.
Douglas Beattie
#8 Posted by Douglas Beattie on 13 Jun 2022 at 22:12 PM
These sound very interesting! I'd be interested in finding out more about this new development.

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