GHA bring forward plans for 41 Govanhill homes
February 6 201741 new homes in Govanhill, Glasgow, drawn up by Cooper Cromar Architects.
Situated on the former Victoria Primary School on Batson Street the planned scheme will re-use perimeter stone gate posts where possible and will seek to ‘re-establish the original tenemental scale’ of an area now home to 1980’s semis.
In their design statement the architects observed: “The design and character originate from traditional forms which prioritise scale and proportion, detail and materiality and use these as devices to control and introduce a formal order into the elevation. The elevations are reliant upon the continued treatment of primary architectural elements - vertically proportioned windows, and simple building materials. This is further enhanced by careful and minimal integration of secondary details such as Juliette balconies and canopies. This approach establishes a continuous language throughout the development.”
Corners will be differentiated by changes in brick colour and pattern with a pitched parapet and feature corner windows utilized with a shared landscaped courtyard to the interior.
It is the latest social housing scheme for the area to be brought forward following a 22 home scheme by CCG and Mast.
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