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Bellway push on with 114 Kelvindale Homes

September 24 2019

Bellway push on with 114 Kelvindale Homes

Bellway Homes are taking forward plans to erect 114 flats at 183 Dorchester Avenue in the Kelvindale district of Glasgow.

Spanning three separate blocks Dorchester 183 has been conceived by Carson & Partners all finished in a common palette of facing brick, chrome balustrades and cantilevered balconies.

In a statement, the developer wrote: “Every attention to detail has been considered at Dorchester 183. Each apartment has been carefully designed to maximise space and light, offering stunning interiors and quality finishes synonymous with Bellway’s exacting standards.
“The open plan living areas are beautifully proportioned offering the ideal space for relaxing and entertaining. The use of high-quality fixtures and fittings which feature throughout all kitchens and bathrooms create an appealing contemporary feel.”

A contrasting blue brick will be used to pick out select window groups and the ground floor level.


#1 Posted by Chris on 24 Sep 2019 at 17:08 PM
"Many apartments also boast uninterrupted views over the extensive car park"
#2 Posted by Asimov on 25 Sep 2019 at 09:02 AM
What's with the hatred against underground parkings?
Rem Koolbag
#3 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 25 Sep 2019 at 10:48 AM
Money. Developers hate spending money on underground car parks.
#4 Posted by David on 25 Sep 2019 at 12:25 PM
Even with all that greenery (which probably won't be planted), it still manages to look like a sea of parking...

I suspect its probably about 4 or 5 times the cost per space to build underground parking...
#5 Posted by Jings on 25 Sep 2019 at 14:11 PM
The debate surrounding the carparking is sadly detracting from the debate regarding the banality of the buildings.

Very poor indeed
#6 Posted by David on 25 Sep 2019 at 16:50 PM
The previous iteration of this scheme, which is still shown on their website, doesn't have these daft 2 storey picture window features in grey brick and concrete surround. These do a lot in weakening the overall elevation aesthetic. Who thought they were a good idea?
Sue Pearman
#7 Posted by Sue Pearman on 26 Sep 2019 at 09:19 AM
David, it seems Bellway have taken the architects planning consent and *developed* it to match their own aspirations...
#8 Posted by David on 27 Sep 2019 at 11:29 AM
Sue, isn't that the case for most projects? least you won't see that view from the main road.

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