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September 11 2018

Retail & leisure lead proposed Drumchapel destination

Kier Property have tasked London-based architects Mountford Piggott with drafting proposals for a mixed-use retail and leisure development for Drumchapel.

Occupying vacant ground bounded by Allerdyce Road and Duntreath Avenue the Atlas site will include ground floor retail with leisure uses above. A standalone café ‘pod’ will complete the planned development.

Giving voice to their approach the Mountford Piggott wrote: “Exposure of the Main building towards public realm on all elevations presents a challenge of providing quality architectural frontages on all elevations, whilst requiring a simple economical design suitable for retail/ leisure use. The design response provides several layers of the perimeter fabric on the elevations, created by using differing cladding within the brief constraints by using composite cladding elements in a standard module of 1m width.

“The modelling concept can be described as a simple dark grey box into which slits of glazing can be flexibly carved as necessary. This box appears visually draped into an irregular pattern of vertical cladding panels in lighter colours.”

A signage cladding band will sweep diagonally at a step in the elevation to create ‘dynamic movement’.

A standalone restaurant 'pod' will be sited by the main entrance
A standalone restaurant 'pod' will be sited by the main entrance
The development will share a common service yard and parking
The development will share a common service yard and parking

11 Comments

Dodgy Tummy
#1 Posted by Dodgy Tummy on 11 Sep 2018 at 11:05 AM
i had a "dynamic movement" the other day ...... took some diacalm and that sorted things out a treat
MoBo
#2 Posted by MoBo on 11 Sep 2018 at 11:15 AM
“Exposure of the Main building towards public realm on all elevations presents a challenge ........... A challenge clearly not met on all levels. I wouldn't call it a destination - more a disaster.
Poor Drumchapel.
Charlie_
#3 Posted by Charlie_ on 11 Sep 2018 at 11:21 AM
Great. The council can put the developer fees from towards another go-nowhere talking shop about how to save the dying city centre.
Elmo
#4 Posted by Elmo on 11 Sep 2018 at 12:05 PM
All the way to Merry Old London-Town for this!!! Nobody suitable qualified nearer to the project? Anyone with local-insight? No?
monkey9000
#5 Posted by monkey9000 on 11 Sep 2018 at 12:16 PM
Composite Cladding...good to hear lessons have been learnt from recent tragedies.
John Gilbert
#6 Posted by John Gilbert on 11 Sep 2018 at 12:24 PM
I look forward to perambulating the vistas, and having reflections on deeper thoughts as I contemplate the landscape of crap
gee me peace!
#7 Posted by gee me peace! on 11 Sep 2018 at 12:44 PM
More time spent writing the utter waffle than doing any sort of 'design'. Shouldn't have bothered venturing out of London. I'm sure Kier could have found a practice more capable in the many miles between Drumchapel and London...in fact it doesn't need to be anyone involved in the profession to produce better than that.

Meanwhile, planning will love it!
Alan Greenspan
#8 Posted by Alan Greenspan on 11 Sep 2018 at 12:54 PM
the sound of one hand clapping
A Local Pleb
#9 Posted by A Local Pleb on 11 Sep 2018 at 13:33 PM
This is an abysmal piece of design, heaven knows what the brief was? I hope the planners send them away to think over this again, however I have my doubts!
Trombe Wall
#10 Posted by Trombe Wall on 13 Sep 2018 at 13:26 PM
They have made a complete Piggott's Ear of the scheme.
John Hughes
#11 Posted by John Hughes on 13 Sep 2018 at 17:24 PM
Agree with your comment ELMO! We have such amazing talent closer to home! infact they should have attended this years SDA , this would have shown them the Scottish talent we have and are proud of.

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