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Former Partick school to house 60 new homes

April 18 2016

Former Partick school to house 60 new homes
Collective Architecture and Partick Housing Association have drawn up plans for the £8m redevelopment of the former St Peter’s School to form 60 homes.

To achieve this the Victorian school will be joined by a linked new build section designed to extend the grid iron residential neighbourhood with a similarly scaled block to the east, providing a mix of 1-3 bed homes for social and mid-market rent as well as supported accommodation.

In a statement the architects observed: “Smooth cut blonde sandstone envelopes the new build south block to accentuate a modern architectural form and contrast with the retained existing red ashlar stone school via recessed glazed closes. Balconies are carved into the block and clad in oxidised Nordic Brown copper to provide visual prominence and help animate the street.”

Subject to planning approval work could get underway by October for completion in April 2018.


#1 Posted by A on 18 Apr 2016 at 15:43 PM
This looks promising - glad to see they're not demolishing the school building and a welcome change to student housing!
#2 Posted by David on 18 Apr 2016 at 18:28 PM
This proposal in fact seeks to demolish more than half of the Victorian school building....the entire frontage facing Dowanhill Street. It is pretty depressing when the local housing association who aren't as profit obsessed as private developers want to sweep away around half of a historic city block.
#3 Posted by Cadmonkey on 19 Apr 2016 at 17:37 PM
These Housing Association balconies are going to look great when the clothes lines are up and the flashing Christmas lights are out.
#4 Posted by wtf on 19 Apr 2016 at 22:10 PM
Yeah, god forbid people should live in and decorate their homes. And using a balcony to dry clothes? How gauche!

What a miserable person you must be, Cadmonkey.
#5 Posted by Cadmonkey on 19 Apr 2016 at 23:21 PM
They should provide a CGI showing how it would really look.
Looks like a prison though don't you think?
#6 Posted by wtf on 20 Apr 2016 at 08:09 AM
I think it looks rather nice, all things considered, though I'm fairly sure the copper balcony lining will be value engineered out. Or swapped for cheap anodised aluminium.
#7 Posted by Charlie_ on 20 Apr 2016 at 09:43 AM
Another great modern interpretation of the tenement from collective, bravo
#8 Posted by CadMonkey on 20 Apr 2016 at 11:01 AM
This is an "affordable" housing development by a Housing Association.
Yet it boasts Natural stone cladding, copper cladding, "glazed" closes (whatever they are) large balconies and full height Windows.
No wonder there is a shortage of new affordable housing developments in this country if this is how government funding is being frittered away.
#9 Posted by err on 20 Apr 2016 at 11:33 AM
Yeah, how awful that we might spend some money on designing & building decent affordable housing...
#10 Posted by Cadmonkey on 21 Apr 2016 at 12:10 PM
This level of specification is clearly inappropriate and unaffordable for this type of development.
Value engineering should have been carried out by now, if not - why not?
I fully expect a high spec is proposed in order to get planning and materials may well be revisited when dealing with conditions.
#11 Posted by monkey9000 on 23 Apr 2016 at 12:29 PM
@Cadmonkey Using higher spec materials gives the building a better chance at longevity. The housing associations do not want to be spending vast sums maintaining and repairing the buildings. This reduces inconvenience for tenants and why shouldn't social housing be of a high quality!? £133k per dwelling is a reasonable figure in today's market but then I know for some of you monkeys chained to a desk churning out Barrat Boxes principals are difficult to fathom, it must be a sad angry existence.
#12 Posted by Chris on 28 Oct 2016 at 11:58 AM
As a former pupil of the school, I cannot believe what I am reading here that they plan to demolish such a large part of this building!

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