Gallowgate gap-site plugged in mid-market rent push
January 30 201849 flats for mid-market rent on vacant land bounded by Watson Street and Gallowgate.
Located on the eastern edge of the Merchant City conservation area the project will adjoin the conversion of the former Bell Street stables, for which work is currently underway.
A single high-quality brick has been selected as a uniform finishing material after stone was ruled out on budget grounds and tying in with adjacent railway arches. Precast detailing will be applied to the primary elevations for visual interest.
In a statement the architects observed: “Overall approach is to reinstate the elevations to Watson Street and Gallowgate and in doing so create a strong corner and vertical accent to mark the key gateway location that the site occupies. Simultaneously a sheltered and very compact high-quality rear courtyard private space will be created which is precedented in the residential development north along Bell Street.”
Elevational treatments aim to visually connect with historic neighbours by adding depth to the façade with generous inset balconies opening out to Barrowlands Park to the south east.
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