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Housing planned for former Govan tram depot

November 7 2014

Housing planned for former Govan tram depot
Glasgow Housing Association has submitted plans to build 105 homes at the former Govan tram depot, Glasgow.

Overseen by Collective Architecture the project will see the former tram offices refurbished to form 20 properties together with a new build element on land to the rear offering a further 85.

This will include a mix of terraced houses, cottage flats and apartments with the existing Clutha Street ‘cranked' through the site to maximize space and provide a series of new squares and a pocket park.

Clad in sand coloured brick entrances are delineated by projecting details with corners and closes highlighted by purple toned copper cladding.

In their design statement Collective said: “To create a sense of entry to the site the corners of the blocks have been emphasised with projecting bays, this approach continues into the site to create focal points of interest at the “squares”, defining the route through the site and also allows oblique views along the street helping to increase natural surveillance and improves the views out from the flats.

“The access route has a mix of hard and soft landscaping to create a sense of place while the areas to the rear of the blocks are formed into private gardens and courtyard areas. All parts of the site are graded to provide level access.”
The scheme aims to reinstate an urban edge to Brand Street
The scheme aims to reinstate an urban edge to Brand Street

1 Comment

#1 Posted by Jonathan on 12 Nov 2014 at 09:38 AM
I like it, seems like a solid idea. Pedestrian routes through the site, bring the scale away from cars and main roads. It's a good concept. It would be nice to see how it works in elevation through the pedestrian elements.

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