Living wall gables to dress latest Townhead student build
October 27 2017401 student beds on the site of a former printworks at Kyle Street, Glasgow.
This brings in a number of changes from a previously consented scheme; including double-height windows at street level; relocation of the entrance to the Kyle Street corner and a reduction in parking provision.
Organised as a mixture of studios and cluster flats there will be some ground floor retail and commercial units as well as a social room, gym and laundry, all extending through to Stafford Street – with a rear elevation fronting Calgary Street.
Positing their design principles Fletcher Joseph wrote: “The basic form of the building is a cuboid with a chunk removed to the south west to allow for a protected courtyard. This was the result of extruding the basic footprint of the currently consented scheme – which reinforces the existing urban block with building frontage to Kyle Street, Stafford Street and Calgary Street - over the required height to form a protected courtyard to the rear.
“The protected courtyard forms the heart of the development, providing an external amenity space that compliments internal social areas along with breaking down the mass of the development.”
Faced predominantly in brick with deep reveals the scheme also includes areas of light composite stone panels, dark grey metal and green living wall gables.
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