Oberlanders submit Towhead student flats scheme for planning
May 18 2015mixed use development comprising retail and student accommodation on Kennedy Street, Glasgow.
Situated in Townhead, a light industrial area to the north of the city centre, the site is earmarked for 525 bedspaces arranged around a landscaped courtyard.
In their design statement Oberlanders noted: “The proposed development form sees a four storey streetscape along the majority of Kennedy Street. A strong linear retail frontage sits beneath three storeys of residential accommodation. An elevated end-stop defines the courtyard entrance.
“Along North Wallace Street, building heights drop to a two storey ‘mews scale’ reinforcing the hierarchy of street and side street. To the rear, development remains within six storeys.
“Stepping down to four storeys brings sunlight from the south, with the further step down to two storeys to the west drawing the lower lying evening sun through the long courtyard towards the common areas and external terraces.”
Finalised colour schemes and brick specifications have yet to be decided upon.
A colourful internal courtyard intended to evoke the ‘colour, heat and radiance’ of a foundry which once occupied the sit
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