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October 7 2019

128 flats to re-energise brownfield Yoker site

Mast Architects are taking the design lead on a development of 128 flats on the site of a former Scottish Power depot at Hawick Street, Yoker, on behalf of CCG.

Comprising four separate blocks at the junction with Dumbarton Road the scheme seeks to establish a strong urban frontage while reinforcing existing cycle and pedestrian connections. Adopting the principles of ‘Designing Places’ the internal spaces between buildings given over to informal gardens with planted beds creating 'defensible' spaces.

Espousing their principles behind the layout Mast wrote: “The proposal adopts a simple formal approach throughout the site, taking a lead from the Yoker Parish Church’s gable frontage and utilising it as shared architectural language to deliver consistency and legibility with the sawtooth pitch roof.
 
“This is continued into the proposed material palette, using a masonry base as a common element which is manipulated to enhance visual interest in key areas.”
 
Feature metallic cladding panels provide a contrasting corner approach enabling each block to establish a defined perimeter with primary facades along each ‘avenue’ defined by a regular window pattern punctuated by recessed common closes.

Planting will proveide a 'defensible' frontage to Dumbarton Road
Planting will proveide a 'defensible' frontage to Dumbarton Road
Stripped back interior frontages will present a clean frontage to a new street
Stripped back interior frontages will present a clean frontage to a new street

10 Comments

Dee Dee
#1 Posted by Dee Dee on 7 Oct 2019 at 10:19 AM
Yoker?
Yoker is more a state of mind than a destination man.
Linda McGinley
#2 Posted by Linda McGinley on 7 Oct 2019 at 16:37 PM
Where will the entrance to these flats be? Thanks
UR
#3 Posted by UR on 7 Oct 2019 at 16:44 PM
Hi Linda- vehicle access will be from Hawick Street.
The Joker fra Yoker
#4 Posted by The Joker fra Yoker on 7 Oct 2019 at 16:54 PM
The Ground Floor i would imagine
you put them further up and you need to install trampolines
Sandra cairney
#5 Posted by Sandra cairney on 7 Oct 2019 at 17:23 PM
If entrance is in Hawick st, will the entrance which is there just now be further back as this is a residential street and quite busy
Mary Agbo
#6 Posted by Mary Agbo on 7 Oct 2019 at 17:52 PM
Proposal looks good. Hope it can go ahead this time. It will make a big difference.
Linda McGinley
#7 Posted by Linda McGinley on 7 Oct 2019 at 17:56 PM
Where would I be able to view the plans for this site? Thanks
UR
#8 Posted by UR on 7 Oct 2019 at 17:58 PM
Planning docs are all here https://publicaccess.glasgow.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PYA44JEXL9000
Linda McGinley
#9 Posted by Linda McGinley on 7 Oct 2019 at 18:51 PM
Is this private or social housing ? Thanks
Dee Dee
#10 Posted by Dee Dee on 8 Oct 2019 at 10:29 AM
Do ye think his name was always Porter or did he change it from Smith or something tae fit in?

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