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Sauchiehall Street student flats take shape

June 6 2024

Sauchiehall Street student flats take shape

Emerging proposals for new student housing on Sauchiehall Street have been shared by the Vita Group during a second round of consultation.

Haus Architects have developed initial sketches emphasising a contextual response which seeks to deliver the required number of beds and a signature dining hall in a highly sensitive brownfield site in front of the Art School.

To avoid overwhelming the Mackintosh building Haus has introduced setbacks to two proposed northern gables, creating a cascade of terraces for private student use. Furthermore, a 3m setback along Sauchiehall Street will permit an active collonade to be introduced, improving connections to an interior food hall.

Further street activity will be introduced in the form of external stairways reaching up both Scott and Dalhousie Street's.

In a statement, the applicant wrote: "Our aspiration is to carefully insert contemporary architecture into the existing urban fabric of Sauchiehall Street, by creating a facade composition that exhibits the contextual characteristics of Glasgow, acknowledges the adjacent textures and materials, and helps transition in scale between lower and higher buildings within the locale.

"We believe there is opportunity to control the scale of our building within its traditional context through proportion, use of material and controlled expression of the programme behind."

A formal planning application is expected this summer.  


Easy as ABC
#1 Posted by Easy as ABC on 7 Jun 2024 at 11:14 AM
Hahahaha! Who are they trying to kid on with that diagram. "Setback carved from massing at upper two storeys in response to existing Sauchiehall St datums".
They must think the planners came up the Clyde on a banana boat with that one.
#2 Posted by monkey9000 on 7 Jun 2024 at 12:54 PM
Looks good.
#3 Posted by Mockintosh on 7 Jun 2024 at 13:24 PM
Does a great job of hiding the Mack. Not sure that's what they were going for right enough.

#4 Posted by Roddy- on 8 Jun 2024 at 16:26 PM
They should just go the whole hog and knock down the Mac. It’s never getting rebuilt anyway.
A nice Liddell or Aldi would be most welcome in the area instead.
#5 Posted by Roddy_ on 11 Jun 2024 at 15:20 PM
Just to be clear the Roddy- above is not this Roddy_ ie with an underscore. If you're trying to make out you're me, try to get the details right. :)
James Hepburn
#6 Posted by James Hepburn on 12 Jun 2024 at 13:15 PM
Finally! I was getting really worried there wasn't going to be any more student accommodation built.

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