B-listed inter war school fronts new Govan homes
August 30 2018
A fire-damaged former primary school at Shieldhall Road, Govan, is to be given a fresh lease of life under proposals filed by Linthouse Housing Association to retain the stone entrance façade to front a block of new build, flats together with the construction of new homes within its grounds.
Grant Murray Architects have been tasked with bringing this vision for Drumoyne Primary to life in an area dominated by well-maintained inter and post-war housing.
Disused since 2010 the B-listed school was designed by the local authority in 1931 and will form the centrepiece of a community of 49 homes, including a former janitors house and boundary walls and railings which will also be retained.
In a statement the architects wrote: “Fundamental to the concept for the newbuild option is the retention of the existing stone entrance façade to serve as a landmark for the surrounding environment. This façade is viewed as the most aesthetically important element of the existing structure and therefore will greatly enhance the design proposals.”
New build elements will be finished in facing brick, accented through limited use of rainscreen cladding boards.
At 29.1 homes per hectare the development falls just below the council's stated minimum density of 30 homes per hectare for the inner city
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