Southside HA strive for density in Glasgow housing drive
March 13 2019
Southside Housing Association and AS Homes have teamed up to tackle a redundant garage on the corner of Niddrie Road and Allison Street, Glasgow, to deliver 49 new flats.
George Buchanan Architects have been commissioned to lead the transformation which will see the current structure swept away in favour of a car-free homes more in keeping with the tenement neighbourhood.
In their design statement the architects explained: “We aim to repair the fragmented city block and introduce a strong sense of public and private space within the development.
“The proposed 49 units spread across 0.43 ha would equate to a density of approx. 114 dwellings per hectare. Whilst this is above the density threshold for this site, it is within an area of high accessibility to public transport, whilst the proposals seek to match the density and form of the immediate environs.”
Facing brick has been specified for the elevations which seek to repair the urban block, addressing a prominent corner vantage with a raised five-storey element.