Hillhead Primary conversion wins planning
June 5 2013granted planning approval.
The B listed property stands in the heart of the Glasgow West conservation area and has been empty since August 2011 when pupils were decanted to new build premises nearby.
Designed by Jewitt & Wilkie Architects the remodeled school will incorporate a new build penthouse level, set back from the building line and informed by study of extensions in sensitive locations such as Louviers Music School by Opus 5.
Taking the form of a reflective, glazed curtain wall it is intended to reflect an image of the sky and thus minimise its visual impact from street level.
Most original features, including cast iron spindles and decorative plasterwork will be retained although the original windows will be replaced.
Richard Brown, Glasgow City Council's executive director of development and regeneration, said: "While the wholesale replacement of original windows would not normally be supported, it is acknowledged that the balance needed between preserving the building and ensuring its re-use may necessitate flexibility on some matters."
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