B-listed Glasgow warehouse to make way for student housing
July 3 2015demolition of a B-listed building on the corner of Miller and Argyle Street after claiming that a façade retention as originally envisaged was not possible due to the construction techniques employed.
As such it is proposed to demolish the eight storey former warehouse to make way for a nine storey new build student housing scheme, constituting 130 bedrooms suitable for future adaption to office or hotel use.
Faced in rainscreen panels with a light stone finish punctured by anodised aluminium box windows, under a mansard style roof, the scheme will incorporate a courtyard lightwell to its western elevation with a view to future expansion across the neighbouring plot.
In their design statement Darling Associates wrote: “The blank northern and western façades will be framed to help reduce the visual impact of a blank gable. It is proposed to provide a different pattern/finish to the light coloured rain-screen cladding to create visual interest.
“The pinnacle/crown of the building is separately defined through a series of elegant projecting dormers, creating a rhythmic appearance within the mansard style roof. Base/street level luminance will focus on retail display and will also be used to help define the student accommodation entrance.
“It is considered that the slim line elevation to Argyle Street provides an elegant proportion. The elevation to Miller Street increases in width creating perspective with the fenestration treatment in keeping with the residential nature of the merchant houses further along the street.”
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