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Holmes Miller complete Finnieston flats

May 27 2014

Holmes Miller complete Finnieston flats
Homes Miller has completed work on a £4.5m block of flats at Minerva Street, Finnieston, on behalf of Bellorr, delivering 55 flats to market just a stones throw from their own office.

The latest sign of confidence in the burgeoning district, given a new lease of life following completion of Foster’s Hydro, the scheme is dressed in blonde sandstone to complement an A listed crescent opposite.

Modelled on the traditional Glasgow tenement it sports merged windows to conceal low modern floor to ceiling heights and is designed to restore the street pattern to the fragmented area.

A two storey undercroft car park is masked by a landscaped amenity deck to the rear.
The new block has been built next door to Holmes Miller's Glasgow office
The new block has been built next door to Holmes Miller's Glasgow office
The scheme is designed to accommodate future extensions on plots to either side
The scheme is designed to accommodate future extensions on plots to either side


Neil C
#1 Posted by Neil C on 27 May 2014 at 16:54 PM
Looks okay from a distance, but up close, the quality is disappointingly low and the balcony panels are particularly poor. The blank brick gable is really quite ugly when viewed from Exhibition Centre station.

The curvature may be sympathetic to St Vincent Crescent's A-listed blocks, but this building smacks of cost-cutting and I worry it'll date quickly (and badly).
#2 Posted by humdrum on 28 May 2014 at 09:42 AM
I like the brick, and besides it's a gable to be built against in future. As far as developer led apartment blocks go I'd say this is a pretty good effort.
Saint Vincent
#3 Posted by Saint Vincent on 28 May 2014 at 13:24 PM
As a local resident I think Holmes Miller have done a fine job here. SVC is a highly sensitive area and the quality of this scheme has increased the image of the neighbourhood, providing a new gateway and masking the big sheds. If only the new substation didn't have a ski jump for a roof :-(
#4 Posted by David on 29 May 2014 at 09:03 AM
Gee Whiz Neil...hard to please or what?!

I think it looks great. It's a great pity all new private resi developments don't live up to this standard. In fact, hardly any do.
#5 Posted by Ali on 29 May 2014 at 14:58 PM
I quite like it
this is a good development
well done holmes
#6 Posted by Chris on 29 May 2014 at 15:31 PM
The side elevations let it down a bit, but overall a decent development.
Owner on Residence
#7 Posted by Owner on Residence on 15 Oct 2015 at 10:24 AM
After rainfall back elevation leaks like a sieve due to cost cutting/poor specification/lack of cavity & external brick leaf. Basement car park & services' rooms also turn into water features due to poor detailing and/or poor workmanship. Looks great from the street but not all it's cracked up to be living there for the past year and still no plan of action presented to the owners and warranty insurers about how to remedy (as at 15 October 2015) too busy trying to apportion blame. Not looking forward to another winter!

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