Serviced apartments sought for site of ‘unviable’ Glasgow townhouse
February 1 2018
A structural survey commissioned by the applicant found that the building would be difficult to repair from an economic standpoint with health and safety implications for any workers on-site, necessitating as it would near complete demolition and reconstruction.
Instead it is proposed to demolish the structure and replace it with a contemporary new build design comprising 50 serviced apartments as well as an element of retail and commercial space.
Ark wrote: “Overhangs have been introduced to add interest and a sense of depth to what are fairly simple and structured elevations intended to sit comfortably within their context. The overhangs are emphasised by subtle changes in the tone of their stonework helping to clearly define their different masses and the planes in which they sit adding architectural interest to what is a prominent corner site within the urban block.”
Formed predominantly from blonde natural stone the property will sit on a granite basecourse to ‘anchor’ the development within the city centre conservation area. Upper levels by contrast would be finished in lightweight pre-finished zinc panels with a copper/bronze finish.
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