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Revised flats design wins consent in Glasgow’s west end

April 24 2019

Revised flats design wins consent in Glasgow’s west end

Do-Architecture has won consent for new residential development in Glasgow’s west end at the second time of asking after ditching a contentious mansard roof.

Revised designs for the North Claremont Street build do away with this zinc feature in favour of a setback ‘glazed rooftop lantern’, providing duplex space for two upper apartments which each benefit from a private rooftop terrace.

In a design statement outlining the changes the architects wrote: “The top level is enclosed with glazed curtain walling to present a ribbon of glass that is reflective and recedes by day and glows after dark - this level is set back from the main stone building below.”

Finished in natural stone rainscreen the revised build also benefits from the inclusion of additional deep reveal windows.


Robin Bs Discount Store
#1 Posted by Robin Bs Discount Store on 24 Apr 2019 at 13:59 PM
The locals will be very angry about this. Glasgow hates new developments.
#2 Posted by David on 24 Apr 2019 at 14:23 PM
This is significantly better than the previous proposals.
Is there any carparking?
#3 Posted by UR on 24 Apr 2019 at 14:54 PM
2 private off-street parking spaces are provided:

'Proximity to the commercial centre of Glasgow alongside strong transport links via regular arterial bus services on Sauchiehall Street make this site viable for reduced parking standard. A car club located 300m from this site further reduces the need for in curtilage parking.'
#4 Posted by Charlie_ on 24 Apr 2019 at 14:55 PM
Improved roof or no, I still can't see any justification for losing (and not replacing) the only retail unit in the vicinity.
Half Man
#5 Posted by Half Man on 24 Apr 2019 at 15:16 PM
#4 Sorry Chaz but that 'retail unit' has been closed a long time if memory serves me correctly.
#6 Posted by Charlie_ on 24 Apr 2019 at 16:07 PM
@halfman. Unconnected to the owners desire to plunk a big block of flats on site? It was occupied for decades prior, the location could certainly support a shop, cafe, pub if not all three and more.
Half Man
#7 Posted by Half Man on 24 Apr 2019 at 16:25 PM
@charlie, I'm sure any business minded, competent developer would adequately assess if there was enough support for a business there as well as flats, thus earning him much more income?
and the coco factory
#8 Posted by and the coco factory on 25 Apr 2019 at 08:24 AM
@charlie...the shop has closed as many local buildings have are now resi and folk don't have the same need for a newspaper and 20 woodbine. mcphabbs along the road is quiet most nights and the Scaramouche has gone too....
Robin Bs Discount Store
#9 Posted by Robin Bs Discount Store on 25 Apr 2019 at 12:37 PM
@Charlie - you thinking of opening a shop there them since you care so much about the local community's convenience needs?

Either that or moaning for the sake of moaning? Pffft
#10 Posted by Charlie_ on 25 Apr 2019 at 15:26 PM
Or maybe I just care about the urban vitality of the city I live in and prefer not to see a swathe of its central area function as a suburban style deadzone.
The times they are a changin'
#11 Posted by The times they are a changin' on 25 Apr 2019 at 15:28 PM
Yeh right on Charlie, man. It's not easy being a hip dude in Glasgow these days due to the demise of shops like that. At least I could have bought hummus there without having it wrapped in plastic like they do in the big supermarkets.
Rock and roll, man. Keep livin' the dream.
#12 Posted by Steppish on 25 Apr 2019 at 15:52 PM
The units were always cafes so not sure where newspapers and convenience stores came into it.

And McPhabbs was always a bustling, cool, dingy and candlelit pub until some clowns bought it over, stripped it out, stuck in light pine furniture & spotlights, and turned it into the bland, soulless nowhere it is now. Now it's quiet and forever closing down and reopening. If only someone could possibly solve this mystery (hint: I don't think it's because the area changed).

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