Applicants pray third time’s a charm for Glasgow offices
June 24 2019
Osborne + Co (formerly Vanguard Real Estate) will be hoping it’s a case of third-time in their attempts to win planning for a significant new office build on Glasgow’s Argyle Street with the submission of their latest revised bid for planning.
Evolving a more ‘contextual’ approach to the city centre site the third iteration has again been brought forward by architects Cooper Cromar, this time seeking to reduce its 14 storey mass by introducing a high-level setback and subdividing the north elevation into three visual elements.
Espousing their design principles the architects wrote: “A key driver informing proposals is the notion of the emerging city moving westwards along Argyle Street with higher level elements set back to emphasise the lower 10 storey portion of urban form facing onto Argyle Street together with crafted massing to improve environmental conditions.”
“The proposals present an enhanced colonnade to Argyle Street offering opportunity for a sheltered pedestrian route from the Hielanman’s Umbrella and Radisson Blu.”
Providing 270,000sq/ft of grade A floorspace behind a simple masonry grid the latest proposal would meet the street via a recessed colonnade, with public realm to be adopted in line with the Argyle Street Avenue project.