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Champagne gold terracotta apartments pass planning

January 9 2024

Champagne gold terracotta apartments pass planning

Grant Murray Architects have obtained planning consent from Glasgow City Council to build serviced apartments at a prominent city centre junction.

The approval clears the way for a seven-storey block containing 70 apartments alongside a ground floor restaurant and a rooftop bar following a redesign of prior proposals for 139-141 West Regent Street.

Finished in champagne gold terracotta cladding and natural stone the new build block will connect with neighbouring offices which are to be converted to provide 29 apartments.

In a decision notice, the city's head of planning declared: "The proposal was considered to be in accordance with the development plan and there were no material considerations which outweighed the proposal's accordance with the development plan."

The existing building was demolished in 2022 for a previous proposal. 


Fat Bloke on Tour
#1 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 9 Jan 2024 at 13:13 PM
Honking -- very forced design that lacks depth / engagement / subtlety.

Best that might be said is "playful" as in Nursery level Lego.

Victorian Glasgow weeps silent tears at the monstrosities inflicted on it -- not good.
#2 Posted by J MCINALLY on 9 Jan 2024 at 14:19 PM
Where exactly is this "prominent city- centre junction"? Step for a hint?
#3 Posted by UR on 9 Jan 2024 at 14:23 PM
@2 - 139-141 West Regent Street
#4 Posted by Roddy_ on 9 Jan 2024 at 18:52 PM
Horribly mis-scaled and unbalanced.
Derek Wilson
#5 Posted by Derek Wilson on 9 Jan 2024 at 22:54 PM
The previous building was also mis scaled, the other way, and the one across the road has few attractions. It's not perfect but they displayed a giant photo of it on site, so shouldn't be a surprise.
Showbiz Sam
#6 Posted by Showbiz Sam on 10 Jan 2024 at 10:39 AM
I just don't get this. The street 'condition' surely doesn't merit this over-scaled-defiance-of-gravity-grandiosity of an entrance? This is more an artifice than architecture. The sound of one hand clapping.
Hairy Hipster
#7 Posted by Hairy Hipster on 10 Jan 2024 at 11:03 AM
Is this BTR or sale? Either way, I'd be surprised if it is financially viable at the moment.

Good old SNP and their banning of evictions has pretty much killed BTR stone dead in Scotland for the meantime.
#8 Posted by Boab on 10 Jan 2024 at 18:41 PM
To be fair Patrick Harvie and the Greens need to share the blame with the SNP for making Scotland an unattractive place to invest
James Hepburn
#9 Posted by James Hepburn on 16 Jan 2024 at 16:30 PM
It won't win any prizes.
#10 Posted by Chris on 1 Feb 2024 at 13:05 PM
Can all the commentators above please pop their practice website links in here please? I'd love to see what everyone's work looks like to get some inspiration from the best designed schemes in Glasgow.

P.S. I'm in no way associated with Grant Murray Architects.

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