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Revised Woodlands homes set to move on-site

September 23 2019

Revised Woodlands homes set to move on-site

Savills have begun marketing a 65-home city centre development in Glasgow to supplant a disused art deco garage at St Georges Road, within the Woodlands Conservation Area.

City Garden has been designed by Page\Park as a contemporary ‘mansion’ apartment block complete with a raised garden deck with a 120m running track and two ground-floor commercial units to complete a city block overlooking the M8 cutting.

Outlining their revised approach in an updated planning statement the architects wrote: “To reflect the mass of the adjacent stone tenements the elevation exploits the depth of the site to create a richness in the brick skin, creating a 1.5m zone defined by an outer ‘frame’ Within this zone are a series of pilasters alternating between recessed and projecting piers which rise to support the shallow top-level balcony in a reference to the balconies at St George’s Mansions.”

Standing behind an outer brick frame the updated project will adopt a stepped façade by exploiting the depth of the site.

A raised garden deck will provide amenity for residents
A raised garden deck will provide amenity for residents
Three disused garages will be demolished to make way for the development
Three disused garages will be demolished to make way for the development


Mr Particle
#1 Posted by Mr Particle on 23 Sep 2019 at 12:33 PM
They will need way more trees on that building, to filter the fumes from the motorway outside the front windows...
Poor Stuff
#2 Posted by Poor Stuff on 23 Sep 2019 at 12:41 PM
Might have been revised, but it's still pretty dire.

What is with the horrible set back in the middle of the block?

What is with the nasty ridge-line of glass-cum-brick columns? Gross.

The brick itself is a 90's throwback, and not the good sort.

The metal cladding infill panels look absolutely atrocious. A bit of restraint guys, c'mon.

Umpteen junctions all over the place.

What a dog's dinner.
Larkin Soap
#3 Posted by Larkin Soap on 23 Sep 2019 at 12:48 PM
This is different from the usual dreck.
Please build this.
A Local Pleb
#4 Posted by A Local Pleb on 23 Sep 2019 at 13:06 PM
I quite like this revised version, I don't think it is wrong to add a bit of modeling to the facades. Of course we could flatten out and simplify the treatment of the elevations and present yet another bland box...that would be dire would it not?
Hawd the Bus
#5 Posted by Hawd the Bus on 23 Sep 2019 at 13:14 PM
Why has Ka Ka Lok been replaced with a generic coffee shop?? Its still going as far as I'm aware, or is it part of the overall development?
#6 Posted by Spike on 23 Sep 2019 at 17:29 PM
This will be a welcome addtion to this part of the city. I hope it proceeds

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