Quayside Park to signify Tradeston rejuvenation at Buchanan Wharf
August 8 2018
Detailed applications have been filed for the first individual components of an ambitious masterplan for Tradeston on the south banks of the River Clyde through Glasgow city centre.
Buildings one and two at Buchanan Wharf are being handled by architects Halliday Fraser Munro and will provide 115,000sq/ft and 205,000sq/ft of floor space respectively, including underground basement car parking.
Intended to repair the broken built environment of the surrounding area the blocks sit within a wider Stallan-Brand masterplan on a block bounded by West Street, Tradeston Street, Kingston Street and Clyde Place. The latter route will be closed to vehicular traffic to form a ‘quayside park’ and cycle lane with a ‘new social street’ bisecting both blocks and connecting to a pedestrianised Tradeston Street.
Outlining their placemaking approach the architects stated: “A clear hierarchy to the streets and new lanes around buildings one and two is provided. The hierarchy is expressed through the physical widths of the streets and also though the careful use of materials and landscaping. Each of these spaces will provide their own distinct character which is reflected in the form of the building elevations.”
Designed to maximise views of the river and seed a diverse skyline the individual buildings sport rectangular forms composed of brick, metal, glass and concrete with recessing and terraces employed to break down the massing.
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