Re-jigged Glasgow Harbour plans recommended for approval despite backlash
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April 21 2015negative backlash from politicians and locals.
Plans drawn up by Axis Mason Architecture had called for an L-shaped block rising to 16 storeys for the waterfront plot, massing which is retained for the latest iteration albeit skinned in acid etched pre-cast reconstructed Portland stone and granite coloured panels, rather than the bronze variety shown previously.
It follows receipt of withering commentary on the initial scheme with Sandra White, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, warning that the scheme ‘could create a building reminiscent of a monolith.’
Responding to such criticisms however city planners observed: “Issues of scale, massing, design, materials and density have been fully evaluated and are considered to accord with the design criteria of Glasgow City Plan 2.
“The proposal provides the opportunity to deliver a much needed retail and commercial presence to a large neighbourhood which, at present, is devoid of any such services and will facilitate the delivery of another section of the Clyde Walkway.
“On this basis, it is accepted that the proposal meets the policy requirements of Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan and Glasgow City Plan 2 and there are no material considerations that would outweigh this conclusion.”
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