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Stewart Milne file Festival Park vision for Glasgow’s Pacific Quay

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February 1 2018

Stewart Milne file Festival Park vision for Glasgow’s Pacific Quay
Stewart Milne Homes have filed a request for full planning permission to build 203 homes adjacent to Festival Park at Glasgow’s Pacific Quay.

Overseen by Haus Architects the scheme will include a mix of townhouses, colony-style housing and flats in a series of inward facing buildings that form a strong urban edge to the north, east and western site boundaries.

Faced primarily in mixed brickwork, with limited use of metal panels and stone, the proposed buildings will reduce in scale in proportion to proximity with Festival Park to the south, with a corresponding increase in green space to blur division between the two.

Detailing their approach Haus wrote: “Dynamic forms and the material palette respond to the historic context of the site, the shipyards.

“Large linear forms; seating, avenues of trees, blocks of ornamental planting and desire lines across the site help to portray the historic relevance. The forms also respond to primary circulation needs but also define the central arrival space, creating a flexible core for a range of events including street activities, local market stalls and community performances.”

Colour, specifically the use of red, grey and dark brick, will be used to harmonise the different housing types throughout the site.
Colony-style housing and maisonettes will be arranged in blocks of six
Colony-style housing and maisonettes will be arranged in blocks of six
Five storey apartments will form a hard urban edge to the development
Five storey apartments will form a hard urban edge to the development

Hard wearing stone, concrete and clay will be used alongside bound gravel and hardwood decking in landscaped areas
Hard wearing stone, concrete and clay will be used alongside bound gravel and hardwood decking in landscaped areas
Higher density apartments skirt the perimeter of the site
Higher density apartments skirt the perimeter of the site

Textured brick will be used to define entrances
Textured brick will be used to define entrances

6 Comments

Reg-ular Guy
#1 Posted by Reg-ular Guy on 1 Feb 2018 at 15:41 PM
Good luck with those external staircases that are now non-compliant under the 2017 Domestic Handbook.
wonky
#2 Posted by wonky on 1 Feb 2018 at 18:40 PM
The real lack of ambition for this site aligned with the absence of any joined up thinking in general is a real worry- why for example is there no masterplan to link this scheme to Cessnock underground station/& the wider area adjacent to it- would this not multiply any regenerative effects at this part of the Clyde? Why is there so much space given over to cars on such an urban site? There's bus lanes & an underground or you can simply cycle or walk. 203 homes on such a significant site is crazy- why don't the developers want more units so they can make more money? I don't understand any of it.
Ghost
#3 Posted by Ghost on 2 Feb 2018 at 12:04 PM
Haus are just churning out these really bland, non descriptive blocks all over the city. Poor show all round, hope this gets refused the same as their duffer up next to the Art School.
MV
#4 Posted by MV on 2 Feb 2018 at 13:00 PM
Its a great effort for Stewart Milne to be fair. That being said, once SM get to grips with the reality of it i.e shave off all of the interesting details - I fear it will look like all the rest of their mass produced depressing rubbish.
Jaded
#5 Posted by Jaded on 2 Feb 2018 at 20:54 PM
Wonky, 100% agree. Can you imagine any other European city in the same tier as Glasgow building a suburban development 20 metres from the 2nd busiest concert venue in the world, 20 metres from an underground station, 2 metres from fast link, 15 metres from the river and across the street from the national tv broadcaster.

This development should be denser than a platinum ore. It should also be a neighbourhood like Dennistoun or Patrick. There will be no social interaction at all in this development as everyone will drive to their flat and there are no shops or cafes for people to meet. Utterly grim.
wow
#6 Posted by wow on 14 Feb 2018 at 13:25 PM
Yet more 'houses' within walking distance of the city centre.......how is it possible! Anyone noticed the ones just over the arc? Cul-de-sac city! Absolutely nonsensical rubbish! Surely it's not the developers at fault and that the council will only approve lower density applications?

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