Vacant Clyde-side offices lined up for 77 student flats
October 14 2016earmarked for 77 student flats under proposals drawn up by 21st Architecture and Silk (Clyde Three) – following their earlier plans to build a 17 storey tower on an adjacent plot.
Under the plans a C listed façade fronting Clyde Street would be retained whilst a more radical intervention would be undertaken at Fox Street to the rear which would be overclad in a corten steel mesh, gunmetal aluminum paneling and black zinc roofing.
A single storey ground floor extension would also be built, conceived as a ‘large singular floating element’ which would sit within the existing building lines. Internally new lifts and stairs will be installed to improve access.
In a design statement the architects ventured: “The Fox St facade would be retained with minor changes to windows and doors. The material palette is limited in keeping with the overall design approach of the neighboring approved proposal. The proposal will employ high quality external cladding materials in order to respect and enhance the area.”
The scheme is the latest in a growing crowd of proposals for the area including a 14 storey tower on the site of Typographical House and, most recently, with plans for a Style Mile hotel tower.
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