Finnieston bulks up with latest flats proposal
January 23 201834 flats on a disused industrial unit at the corner of Yorkerhill Street and Gilbert Street.
Located over the road from a large, modular student build the homes have been designed by Grant Murray Architects on behalf of Surplus Property Solutions the build will adopt a stepped profile to better relate with existing buildings.
Outlining their approach the architects wrote: “The development is split into distinct elements through changes in material and roof scape. This breaks up the massing of the block and consequently the perceived overall scale of the development. Highlighted roof pitches exaggerate the corners of the proposals and further helps to break up the mass of the elevations.
“Overall massing is further broken down through defining common entrances to the building by changes in the surface plane of the brickwork, roof scape and material along the façade. Recessed balconies to all properties will additionally add depth and detail to the elevations.”
All homes will be dual aspect, some benefitting from a triple aspect, with a materials palette of mixed buff and red textured brick. A third contrasting red brick will be used to accentuate details and window openings in a similar manner to the sandstone surrounds of the B-listed Territorial Army building over the road.
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