Dennistoun gap-site back in the picture with plans for 24 flats
August 6 2019
McKernan Homes have brought forward plans to build 24 flats on the site of a demolished 1920s Picture Hall in Dennistoun, Glasgow.
Stretching from Meadowpark Street through to Marne Street the elongated plot bisects a city block within the dense grid street pattern, closing it off with twin blocks of flats set back from the street behind a ‘privacy buffer’ at either end.
In a design statement architects, Jewitt & Wilkie wrote: “The development proposes two four-storey flatted blocks that are typical storey height in Dennistoun. The density of the site is also of a typical build-up that can be found around the area for a similar-sized site.
"The stepped roofline between the proposal and the neighbouring tenement is typical in Dennistoun due to the topography of the area falling north to south and would not appear incongruous with the surrounding built environment.”
Finished in red brick with extruded details and buff precast elements to add visual interest the project would enclose an interior parking court accessed from Marne Street.