Scottish Provident façade stripped from revised St Andrew Square plan
October 28 2014
Standard Life Assurance Ltd is seeking to amend an existing consent following Historic Scotland’s decision to ‘de-list’ the former Scottish Provident building, which has now been demolished, after previously promising to re-use portions of the concrete facing.
It is now proposed to build an entirely new façade consisting of a full-height limestone ‘collonade’.
In their design statement for the new scheme the architects write: “The elevation employs a similar vertical emphasis to the adjacent buildings reflecting the verticality of the original narrow feu. Rather than continue the metallic ‘bronze’ of the adjacent facades, the new building is deliberately differentiated through a lighter coloured limestone. The intent is to form these vertical elements to appear as solid pieces of stone to maintain the sense of solidity and avoid the thinness presented by many modern ‘stone clad’ buildings.”
The new element will serve as a main entrance to the consented office block and includes a solid feature intended to echo the vertical stair tower and dumb waiter of the previous Kinimouth & Paul building.
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