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Twin Dennistoun flats scheme to restore urban grid

April 10 2015

Twin Dennistoun flats scheme to restore urban grid
Mast Architects and Cube Housing Association have submitted plans for the construction of 27 new build apartments contained within two separate blocks on Marne and Meadowpark Street, Dennistoun.

Built to slot into the existing grid iron road layout both schemes will utilise a central courtyard area for parking , stepping down in height from neighbouring tenement blocks owing to lower floor to ceiling heights.

In their design statement Mast said: “We have sought to provide appropriate articulation to the main facades to avoid the block becoming too dominant in its immediate area. The ‘gables’ of this building are located facing south for future developments within the street block.

“The materials have been selected for their robustness, ease of maintenance and resistance to vandalism, but still providing a good quality aesthetic finish. The client is keen to promote the use of high quality materials to improve visual and residential amenity while sympathising with the surrounding red sandstone.”

Work on site is expected to start by spring 2016.
Both schemes will face each other across a shared courtyard space
Both schemes will face each other across a shared courtyard space
The Meadowpark Street elevation of the planned development
The Meadowpark Street elevation of the planned development


Brian Muir
#1 Posted by Brian Muir on 10 Apr 2015 at 13:23 PM
But why must we have lower floor to ceiling heights? Everyone seems to have been duped into thinking that's the best we can do now. But private housebuilders that go for higher ceilings more than recoup the cost (because people will pay more than the cost because higher ceilings give the impression of larger rooms). Can a formula not also be found for HAs?
#2 Posted by Hoover on 10 Apr 2015 at 13:48 PM
Brian, as you have said, the reason is purely financial with current grant levels for RSL's at a level whereby it is increasingly difficult to deliver residential projects with increasing energy and environmental standards. I like this, provided the detailing is simple and considered with a good quality brick selected, could be a tidy wee scheme from a practice I recall once harshly described on this site as a 'talent vacuum'.
Art Vandelay
#3 Posted by Art Vandelay on 10 Apr 2015 at 22:07 PM
Erm...I quite like it. Does that make me a bad person?
Sir Ano
#4 Posted by Sir Ano on 13 Apr 2015 at 10:28 AM
I agree with UR removing slanderous & childish comments but you need to be careful it shouldn't just be brushed under the carpet.

Would it not be easier to provide a facebook like feed at the bottom of each article. Posters would quickly start acting like adults if there comments were associated with their name, place of work/study etc...
#5 Posted by Roddy on 14 Apr 2015 at 11:00 AM
Another depressingly banal accretion to the Dennistoun townscape.
Pery Mason
#6 Posted by Pery Mason on 14 Apr 2015 at 14:59 PM
What... Mast only using one material? We have entered the Twilight Zone people
#7 Posted by B on 14 Apr 2015 at 15:41 PM
Scheme looks good. Nice renders too.

#6 I believe MAST have a number of projects recently which have used only brick. Or brick with very minimal cladding.
#8 Posted by E=mc2 on 20 Apr 2015 at 09:10 AM
Apparent clumsy gable detail in first image but otherwise pretty average.

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