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New homes to plug gap site in Glasgow’s South Side

March 9 2016

New homes to plug gap site in Glasgow’s South Side
Adrian Higson Architecture has tabled plans drawn up by Bapu Properties for the creation of 16 flats and a ground floor commercial unit on Sinclair Drive, Glasgow.

Adopting a horizontal profile the L-plan block seeks to conform to the parapet, balustrade and retail frontage of an adjacent tenement for the front façade, with set-back zinc upper floors said to reference slate roofs.

In their design statement the architects observed: “The primary façade is formed from a red sandstone frame, corresponding to the building’s structural grid, which is set proud of a secondary façade of variegated grey brick. Within this are set matt black framed windows and internal balconies lined with natural timber cladding and matt black railings.

“Away from Sinclair Drive the primary façade disappears and the secondary brick façade takes over with bands of vertical brick between storeys.”

The northern elevation steps back 4m from the boundary to enable access with offset angled windows ensuring privacy for a neighbouring nursery.


Leeann Sinclair
#1 Posted by Leeann Sinclair on 11 Mar 2016 at 15:36 PM
I hope that the purposed build doesn't affect that beautiful big tree which is planted in Sinclair nursery!!
Zoe Mion-Bradley
#2 Posted by Zoe Mion-Bradley on 14 Mar 2016 at 10:28 AM
What are the parking provisions? I live on this street and its renowned for being hard to find a space. If there's no parking underground, then this is not a well thought out design.
#3 Posted by Ian on 16 Mar 2016 at 18:22 PM
Wish I could speak architecturalese!

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