Terracotta tower to evoke Glasgow’s Edwardian heyday
April 15 2019
Drum Property Group are maintaining momentum at Buchanan Wharf with a detailed application for a build to rent tower on the eastern edge of Tradeston in Glasgow city centre.
The £85m development will deliver 324 apartments as part of a wider regeneration of three city blocks anchored by Barclays Bank the scheme overlooks the planned Kingston Square by way of a ground floor commercial unit and seeks to extend the city’s urban grain across the River Clyde.
Designed by Stallan-Brand architects the development will employ vertical format terracotta ‘planks’ to evoke a hand-crafted image above a hardwearing glass reinforced concrete base.
In a planning statement, the practice wrote: “We feel the inherent mass, patina, natural variation and richness created by the articulation of shadow offers a contemporary rework of the best examples of powerful and ornate Glaswegian architecture of the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras.”
Two communal terraces will be provided on the first and 16th floors.