Downing Developments submit plans for 510 student rooms in Partick
June 22 2015submitted plans prepared by ADF Architects for a 510 room student housing development at Castlebank Street, Partick.
The brownfield site overlooks the River Kelvin and will be filled by a nine storey build clad predominantly in alternating terracotta panels, with dark brick and stone masonry for the base course and metal panels for upper levels.
In their design statement ADF noted: “The long facades are articulated horizontally though the design of fenestration and materials to express the elongated cranked form. The bulk of the facade is read as “thick skin” of natural material with recessed apertures & attic story clad with contrasting metallic material.
“The base and attic floors are partially expressed along the building length as, alternatively,“cut-outs” or “clip-on” elements. Visual prominence is given to the ground level entrance & communal lounge through articulation as a series of angular protruding bays.”
Gillespies have devised a landscape strategy for the site which will connect the scheme to the nearby Vita development, offering a mix of public and private amenity spaces by the River Kelvin.
A spate of student housing projects are currently underway in the vicinity; including a 701 apartment scheme currently under construction as part of the wider Beith Street masterplan.
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