128 flats to re-energise brownfield Yoker site
October 7 2019
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.
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