Mosaic files plans for Cowcaddens student flats
November 19 2015280 student bedrooms and amenity space on the site of a disused warehouse in Cowcaddens, Glasgow.
Designed on behalf of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Soller One the Dunblane Street project will be faced with blonde multi brick, dark grey aluminium and buff reconstituted stone banding.
In their design statement the architects said: “Our proposals will re-enforce the urban edge to the primary facades with the depth of the city block affording the opportunity to replicate a traditional tenemental form which will also include a private courtyard.”
Tiered landscaping to the rear will be divided by a sloping divide and seating to create a small amphitheatre as well as lawns, paths and seating.
Mosaic added: “The courtyard garden spaces will be enclosed by a new brick wall running along the length of Larbert Street with gates at each end, to provide a barrier free access from the street into the building at each level. The wall will be constructed in brick to match the material utilised in the building elevations and will step down along Larbert Street as it falls to the north-west from McPhater Street. It will be punctuated at intervals with metalwork railing panels designed to reflect the simple 1950s style of the former bus depot windows as a reference to the site’s former occupant.”
Recent public realm enhamcements have uplifted the area following completion of the Theatre Royal extension
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