Fresh Govanhill apartment bid to deliver 12 homes
September 6 2022
Morris and Spottiswood are pursuing a social housing project in Govanhill, Glasgow, comprising 12 apartments for rent.
A design team headed by Mast Architects propose to bring a brownfield site at 17 South Annandale Street back into use for the first time in 20 years by erecting a tenement-scale block arranged around a common close.
The 0.89-hectare yard sits within a largely tenemental district but mediates with a series of garages to its immediate south. Achieving a density of 190 dwellings per hectare the four-storey building sits under a mono-pitch roof crowned by a brick 'high forehead'.
A laurel hedge will be planted at street level, combined with half-opaque windows to provide a measure of privacy for elevated ground floor apartments.
In a design statement Mast observed: "The elevations have been designed to reflect the fenestration of the neighbouring blocks with tall windows encapsulated in a feature cladding strip to mirror the scale of the tenement windows."
Communal gardens to the north will be provided, incorporating cycle and bin stores connected to an existing lane.
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