mast architects lodge Forth & Clyde canal housing plans
March 7 2013
Situated on a brownfield site adjacent to the Forth & Clyde canal the scheme will offer mixed tenure one to three bed apartments, around half of which would be for social rent with the remainder offered for private sale or shared equity.
The proposed scheme is split into three main elements, principally a six-storey ‘tower’ marking the corner of Firhill Road and a series of four storey ‘pavilion’ blocks along Panmure Street and a terrace fronting the canal.
These maintain perpendicular views to the south through the site and employ three types of facing brick broken by panels of fibre cement.
In their design statement mast wrote: “Discussions with GCC DRS and Scottish Canals have led to the development of an ‘industrial’ aesthetic, which offers a link to the historical use of the site - this theme is manifested in the adoption of a steeply-pitched roof form, located so that the ‘gables’ of these buildings face the main frontages of the site. This form is carried across all blocks to provide a clear and legible built form across the entire development.”
Subject to approval work will commence on site in autumn 2013 for completion by March 2015.
Designers have had to contend with challenging topography, including a 5m level change across the site
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