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Partickhill Bowling Club development advances

April 7 2016

Partickhill Bowling Club development advances
Noah and contractor CCG have moved on-site with a development of six townhouses Partickhill Bowling Club to designs by Hoskins Architects.

Hillside Gardens Lane will see the existing arts and crafts style clubhouse restored alongside the creation of new landscaped gardens and a three storey accommodation block.

Aligned along a mews lane the brick finished infill is kept intentionally simple with a repeating fenestration of vertical window bays echoing nearby tenements. A set back upper floor will reduce apparent mass and permit light to neighbours.

Situated in the West End conservation area the homes will benefit from southerly aspects as well as views over the bowling green and on-site parking.
Hillside Gardens Lane will offer high specification family accommodation
Hillside Gardens Lane will offer high specification family accommodation


Ian Watson
#1 Posted by Ian Watson on 7 Apr 2016 at 16:53 PM
And we, the local residents, will benefit from looking at this beautifully sympathetic construction. 'Window bays echoing the nearby [category 2 listed] tenements'? Can't really see that I'm afraid …

As for landscaped gardens: the plan shows a narrow strip of grass and some shrubs.
#2 Posted by David on 8 Apr 2016 at 10:27 AM
This proposal looks great. However as the building density of the west end and parts of south Glasgow are becoming increasingly built up, it is a shame to see large swathes of north/east Glasgow left untouched, as well as Tradeston on the south bank which has huge potential. The local and national governments should really have better incentives in place to encourage developers to take on these sites, to create a uniform high density central core for the city.
#3 Posted by David on 8 Apr 2016 at 11:34 AM
Looks pretty good, although I would have expected stonework and not brick for at least the first townhouse.

A little bit tenuous to compare the windows with the the B listed tenements, but I don't really think that's overly important anyway, other than that they should be vertical. It's not trying to be a tenement itself.

If I had one criticism I think the street frontage gable is a bit underwhelming. A real opportunity to show off a great scheme, but the window composition appears no more than a result of the internal planning.

And of course, let's hope the brickwork is top quality. The finished product will rely on it.
#4 Posted by John on 8 Apr 2016 at 11:35 AM
Proposal looks awful. Usual developer lead, lowest common denominator nonsense. No style, no detail, no local relevance. This 'tyopology' of buff brick blandness has been copied all over the UK now and is becoming a farce.
#5 Posted by Fraser on 8 Apr 2016 at 22:48 PM
I cannot for the life of me figure out where this is on the site. Otherwise I like the initial look of it, he massing seems decent.

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