Charing Cross homes square off Glasgow grid
September 5 2018
A former church in Charing Cross could make way for 20 new homes following submission of plans by Holmes Miller Architects and Kelvin Properties.
The Kent Road site will give way to a seven storey block finished in buff brick and grey fibre cement cladding, referencing the grid pattern of surrounding roads with a twin volume space designed to mediate in scale between more modern developments and surviving tenements.
A proportional grid system defines the front façade with a double height base and crown course highlighting the verticality of the chosen solution and provide appropriate street level scale.
In their design statement the architects wrote: “It is proposed to apply a proportional grid system to the elevational arrangement as a reference to the neighbouring tenement buildings.
“The intention is not to try and replicate, but to address the context with a contemporary approach.”
A landscaped amenity deck will be included on the first floor with a 1.8m high frosted glass screen providing privacy.
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