Watkin Jones submit latest student housing plans
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June 11 2014
The developer has appointed Fletcher Joseph Architects to design the scheme which encompasses five separate blocks arranged around a new public space intended to open up pedestrian links to Dumbarton Road.
This will also open out onto the Kelvin Walk master plan, which ultimately aims to provide a pedestrian link between the Transport Museum and Kelvingrove.
In their design statement Fletcher Joseph say: “The proposed six, seven and eight storeys block step down the site to maximise daylighting through the scheme whilst acknowledging the surrounding context and the site topography. The height of the uppermost blocks tie in closely with the ridge height of the existing mill building, Block 2 ties in with the parapet of the archive buildings and Block 5 continues the rhythm and massing set up by the adjacent residential flatted development.
“The proposed top floors have been set back generally and the elevations are varied to create a light mix of glass and zinc fenestration at roof level.”
An un-listed brick water tower will be rebuilt to accommodate a stairwell for one of the new blocks.
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