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Office to residential conversion trend continues in Glasgow

January 14 2016

Office to residential conversion trend continues in Glasgow
Glasgow’s Bath Street is continuing the trend of office to residential conversions with proposals for the remodelling of St Stephen’s House, which has lain vacant since mid-2014.

Designed by Young & Gault Architects on behalf of The Tannon Group the project will see 24 flats formed within the existing building envelope, with existing glazing replaced by a less reflective variety.

In their design statement the architects said: “Re-glazing of the existing curtain wall provides an opportunity to fine tune the existing design to address issues concerned with its interaction with the streetscape and the requirement to give the building a more residential character.”

“We pro-pose to replace the glass with a less reflective product giving a greater degree of legibility to the building and allowing its three-dimensional form to be better appreciated from the surrounding streets.”

The current offices were built in 1988 and include seven basement parking spaces.
A secondary entrance off Holland Street will be formed to provide access to the south wing
A secondary entrance off Holland Street will be formed to provide access to the south wing
Existing office space has proven to be unlettable
Existing office space has proven to be unlettable


#1 Posted by Yaldy on 14 Jan 2016 at 11:31 AM
Just reading BC's comments from the Ibrox post on Monday...

BC talks a lot of nonsense, but I similarly fail to see how an entire century of Glasgow architects can't better the old tenements. This building is an absolute abomination. How did this ever get designed??

Welcome some residential developments on Bath St though. And in a city with Glasgow's economy, it's probably better that this gets refurbished now rather than scrapped or left dormant
Thomas Cromwell
#2 Posted by Thomas Cromwell on 14 Jan 2016 at 17:19 PM
I see they are going to call it, 'Wolf Hall'.
Oh! FFS!
#3 Posted by Delighted on 14 Jan 2016 at 23:08 PM
This is excellent.

The new cladding really makes those angles pop.

Great to see all the developments taking place in the city centre.
Big Chantelle
#4 Posted by Big Chantelle on 15 Jan 2016 at 10:16 AM
A glass jobby basicully.

And tae Yaldy in post #1 I think you meant to type "BC talks a lot of sense". The rest ae whit ye wrote was right howeer.

So, this is preferable tae 'pastiche' is it? lol. Reap whit ye sow guys -- u were cheerleaders fur 'progressiveness'. Welcome tae progress lefty style where contempt fur context an tradition an beauty is discarded.

Joe Dolce
#5 Posted by Joe Dolce on 15 Jan 2016 at 13:32 PM
Lets see what else we can inspire with Stickle Bricks
#6 Posted by wonky on 15 Jan 2016 at 16:40 PM
It's reminiscent of tutor style architecture as designed by the Terminator- if we could only go back in time and assassinate those responsible for the original design. Nonetheless this marvel of a design has achieved the impossible: to make a bad original conception even worse.
The remodelling is lazy, crass & utterly lacking in ambition, not only architecturally, but also socially- truly appalling all round and no doubt motivated by the modern pathology for a quick-turnover short-term profit. Disgraceful.
#7 Posted by modernish on 18 Jan 2016 at 15:55 PM
I believe the modern parlance you are all grasping for is "WTF"...holy smoke

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