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Home run for Tradeston with giant 398 flat scheme

July 16 2015

Home run for Tradeston with giant 398 flat scheme
Plans have been submitted by Bosunstone for a large mixed-use development in Tradeston, Glasgow, replacing existing warehousing with 398 flats and a landscaped amenity space.

Rising up to 11 storeys the ICDP Architects designed scheme will give all flats a dual aspect and/or access to private balconies, together with an active frontage to Cook Street in the form of an ‘arcade/galleria’ intended to honour the historic industrial grid.

Two tones of brick will be used for a rusticated base plinth and mid sections with a high pressure laminate cladding and opaque glazing used for a penthouse level

In their design statement ICDP said: “Instead of forming a building with an enclosed courtyard, a single building form with wings folding towards the rear of the site allowed a number of distinctive courtyards to be formed which would let sunlight from the South to penetrate the development whilst providing the dwellings with open views out of the site.

"Due to the scale of the development and the fact that southern side of the scheme would be highly visible from the railway line and motorway there would be no traditional ‘front’ and ‘rear’ elevations; therefore each ‘bookend’ block is designed to have a distinctive form to help generate a sense of place.”

Walking and cycling routes will be cut through this block to link with West Street.
A row of two-and-a-half storey rounded arches will run along the Cook Street elevation
A row of two-and-a-half storey rounded arches will run along the Cook Street elevation
Dentil brickwork detailing will be employed at parapet level, delivering a sense of depth with indented and projecting bricks
Dentil brickwork detailing will be employed at parapet level, delivering a sense of depth with indented and projecting bricks


Mac Mac
#1 Posted by Mac Mac on 16 Jul 2015 at 11:24 AM
I'm speachless!!
#2 Posted by David on 16 Jul 2015 at 11:44 AM
Another sensitive contextual relationship to repair broken areas of Glasgow. ICDP website should fill us all with confidence too.

#3 Posted by Rachael on 16 Jul 2015 at 12:00 PM
Its an improvement on the previously consented Young and Gault tower blocks.
Jack Thomson
#4 Posted by Jack Thomson on 16 Jul 2015 at 12:09 PM
As a neighbouring resident, this is fantastic news for what is a major blighted site. Well done Bosunstone and well done ICDP.
#5 Posted by Chris on 16 Jul 2015 at 12:23 PM
Tradeston has so much potential to be a vibrant part of the city, so this is an excellent addition.
#6 Posted by qmd on 16 Jul 2015 at 12:51 PM
I think it looks absolutely fine, not the kind of design that shouts for attention but does what it is required.
#7 Posted by Ross on 16 Jul 2015 at 13:20 PM
I absolutely love this! I am sure it will breath life into this ghost town. The only problem is trying to convince people to live there as people only know Tradeston as such.
Art Vandelay
#8 Posted by Art Vandelay on 16 Jul 2015 at 13:59 PM
The middle section seems reasonable enough, but the corner element in the first image seems over-scaled and clumsy.

Reminds me of the Jubilee hospital in Clydebank for some reason.
#9 Posted by ooctopus on 16 Jul 2015 at 14:23 PM
Does the design statement mention Bucharest's Casa Del Popolo at all? I'm convinced the elevation on the planning portal sought inspiration from the brute of the east.
Tom Manley
#10 Posted by Tom Manley on 16 Jul 2015 at 15:06 PM
Downtown Tradeston dreams of 1930s New York!
#11 Posted by Jay on 16 Jul 2015 at 16:20 PM
I like it. Its a proper building on what is a very awkward site. Go look at it, a commendable effort.
#12 Posted by Bill on 16 Jul 2015 at 18:28 PM
Looks like a good scheme and the plans also look particularly well thought out compared to the recent approvals down at Glasgow Harbour. Elevations to are quite clever. Take a look at the D&A statement very interesting.
#13 Posted by Pleasantfield on 16 Jul 2015 at 20:18 PM
#14 Posted by Sven on 17 Jul 2015 at 11:31 AM
What a waste ground of roof space and vast swathe of boringness. Outdoor living and communal gardens would make this a much more appealing. As Le Corbusier said what a waste of space between roof tile and stars.
#15 Posted by Tradeston on 17 Jul 2015 at 20:08 PM
#16 Posted by Megan on 17 Jul 2017 at 21:12 PM
Does anyone know if this is still happening?
#17 Posted by Diane on 6 Oct 2017 at 16:54 PM
Hi Megan. Yes. I spoke to the developers Bosunstone earlier this week and they confirmed that work has just started on clearing the site ready for construction to begin.
#18 Posted by Paul on 14 Oct 2017 at 15:22 PM
Hi could someone clarify is this the elevated site on cook street ?
#19 Posted by Billy on 15 Oct 2017 at 21:27 PM
Glad to see that something is happening with this prime site. Glasgow has to create these new districts to get more people to relocate back from the new towns to the attractions of living in a vlbrant city rather than living out in the sticks where if someone sneezes it's an event. Encourage the young back to where it's happening. We need to compete with other Northern cities. Time to sell Glasgow and build new and vibrant districts. There are enough brown sites.
#20 Posted by modernish on 16 Oct 2017 at 12:17 PM
@Billy - Prime site? Sandwiched between and elevated motorway and one of the busiest bits of the local rail network might make it a good site for a uni project...but it's hardly prime residential land. I suppose a positive thing is if someone sneezes no one will be able to hear it over the background din of traffic and trains so no one will be able to make a big deal out of it! You're right there are plenty of brown field sites; there are much better ones for residential development.
#21 Posted by Ellie on 15 Nov 2017 at 14:42 PM
Hope to see it realized soon! A great improvement for the locality and good design.
#22 Posted by Megan on 21 Feb 2018 at 09:01 AM
They've began clearing the site. Anyone know if it's still the flats being built? It's been years since planning permission for that proposal
#23 Posted by Charlie_ on 10 Jun 2019 at 16:41 PM
@Megan- yeah the plan is still for these flats. The developers submitted a report re: ground contamination in March to meet the final condition to allow work to commence do hopefully it starts before the end of summer! Fingers crossed
#24 Posted by Megan on 22 Jan 2020 at 14:29 PM
Hello again. Is this still happening?
Urban Realm
#25 Posted by Urban Realm on 22 Jan 2020 at 14:40 PM
It's still on track as above. Details of site hoardings, worker accommodation and temporary access were filed last month.
#26 Posted by David on 20 Jun 2020 at 13:34 PM
The developer has gone into administration. Unless the plans are taken forward by whoever buys the land, I don't see this going ahead now.
#27 Posted by Megan on 23 Jun 2020 at 14:34 PM
can we get confirmation? As a resident of westbridge, I'm very keen to know. Looks like works happening - they were clearing some things away yesterday. Nothing today though.
#28 Posted by Aaron on 6 Jan 2022 at 00:23 AM
Is this thing still happening? Every time I'm the train going past this site there appears to be large piles of debris and some excavators?

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