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‘Signature’ block to address Yoker/Renfrew Ferry

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January 15 2019

‘Signature’ block to address Yoker/Renfrew Ferry

Norr Architects have come forward with plans to develop a 40 home riverfront apartment block in Yoker, Glasgow, extending a wave of development around the Renfrew Yoker Ferry.

Comprising a single block above undercroft parking the scheme adjoins what has been described as the tallest timber structure in Scotland, elevating the lowest level of flats to 8.5m above sea level to mitigate flood risks.

In a design statement Norr wrote: “The development consists of one flatted block over six storeys, creating a “signature” block addressing the River Clyde and Yoker/ Renfrew Ferry terminal.

“The scheme will comprise a concrete podium up to amenity / ground floor level, then a Metframe construction clad in good quality facing brick and contrasting smooth cladding panels.”

Particular emphasis is placed on the river facing elevation with projecting balconies maximising views south down the River Clyde with the elevation to the north broken by a recessed common stair.

Private amenity space for residents will be provided to the east and south with Juliet balconies provided for all living rooms.
 

Flood risks are mitigated by raising accommodation above undercroft parking
Flood risks are mitigated by raising accommodation above undercroft parking

7 Comments

Asimov
#1 Posted by Asimov on 15 Jan 2019 at 15:12 PM
(...)Flood risks are mitigated by raising accommodation above undercroft parking(...)

In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines
So we sailed up to the sun
Till we found a sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
HMR
#2 Posted by HMR on 15 Jan 2019 at 16:35 PM
On the banks of the Clyde, where architecture comes to die.
Graeme McCormick
#3 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 15 Jan 2019 at 21:58 PM
The Dear Green Place with no trees.
William Faerestrand
#4 Posted by William Faerestrand on 16 Jan 2019 at 19:36 PM
It is nonsense to build a development like this on a flood plain. Even if the accommodation is on stilts any cars in the parking areas will not be insurable.
Added to that will tenants have to come and go at low tide. Madness!
boaby wan
#5 Posted by boaby wan on 17 Jan 2019 at 11:21 AM
If this is a "signature" it's like a madman carving his name in block capitals into a turd
Dulnain
#6 Posted by Dulnain on 17 Jan 2019 at 18:36 PM
Non Architecture, the things you do for a fee!
nianluD
#7 Posted by nianluD on 18 Jan 2019 at 08:55 AM
#6 correction '..the things you do for free!'

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