High rise student flats to tower over Partick
August 19 2015proposals to erect 407 student rooms; including conversion of the B-listed Scotway House, a former drawing office for engineering and shipbuilding firm D&W Henderson.
This latter element will be converted to form a bar and restaurant, acting as a ‘gateway’ feature to the wider regeneration of brownfield land fronting the river.
Designed by ADF Architects the scheme would incorporate a 13 storey tower and low-rise block to form an entrance courtyard and enclosed private terrace and courtyard garden.
In their design statement ADF noted: “The simple language of Scotway House as an industrial building in a rustic brick with stone detailing has been referenced in the new structure, with crisp concrete detailing picking up the quoins and cornices in a contemporary industrial aesthetic.
“The immediate mass of the buildings has been reduced by treating the top two storeys in a metal cladding – referencing a traditional roof storey, set back from the brick face. A grand order of vertical windows co-join the wall and roof elements creating scale and depth.
“The tower becoming the dominant feature on the site is treated differently – it takes concrete as it main material rather than brick, but sits on a plinth which allows it to float above the base material.”
Landscaping will be carried out by Gillespies with a view to presenting a coherent frontage to Castlebank Street and the Clydeside Expressway.
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