ZM lead Gorbals mill conversion and new build
January 25 2017B-listed former mill buildings in Glasgow’s Gorbals district, as part of a new build residential scheme off Old Rutherglen |Road.
Overlooking Gorbals Road Garden the 92 properties will range from studios through to loft-style family homes with interventions minimized to preserve as many period features as possible. In addition two health buildings fronting Commercial Road will be demolished in favour of a pair of new build blocks.
In their design statement the architects explained: “The form of the corner block was derived from the relationship with the two listed buildings. The Old Rutherglen Road elevation reads as two brick ‘book ends’ to the smaller painted brick building (building 1). The roof references building 2’s distinctive ’sawtooth’ north-light roof profile. The balconies on the corner benefit from the Commercial Rd elevation being cut back affording south easterly views down Old Rutherglen Road. The building is accessed at the rear parking court from Commercial Road and via a secure pedestrian pend from Old Rutherglen Road. All flats excluding studios are dual aspect.
“The four storey Commercial Road block slopes down towards the courtyard. The formal order employed affords a strong regular proportioned elevation onto Commercial Road.”
A retail unit is envisaged for the ground floor of the corner block with a parking court situated to the rear.
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