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Townhouse living comes to Maryhill Locks

October 22 2019

Townhouse living comes to Maryhill Locks

Bigg Regeneration has completed the fourth phase of its Maryhill Locks masterplan with the release of 33 townhouses on Lochgilp Street.

The mix of three and four-bedroom terraced homes have been built by CCG to designs by jmarchitects where the Forth & Clyde canal meets the River Kelvin and will form a new urban block centred on a ‘hidden garden’ upon completion of phase 3 homes.

In a statement the architects wrote: “The buildings are arranged in a regular terrace which re-establishes the street edge, whilst breaking the terrace into four separate buildings and orientating these to be parallel to the Phase 3 development gives the appearance of a stepped building line, breaking up the monolithic quality of the block and ensuring that the building form is animated and interesting rather than solid.

“To ensure light is maintained to each elevation of the proposed development, the steep topography of the site is managed by the introduction of a retaining wall offset from the back elevation of the blocks, allowing for a light well to be created which is accessible as a small terrace space at ground floor. Access is maintained to the back gardens from the first floor by way of a link bridge over the light well.”

Finished predominantly in brick the properties are scaled to maximise river views with private terraces set back from the building line making the most of its setting.

Brick reveals offer articulation to the street
Brick reveals offer articulation to the street
Flat roofs serve as a counterpoint the the pitched solution employed for phase 3
Flat roofs serve as a counterpoint the the pitched solution employed for phase 3


Harry Snotter
#1 Posted by Harry Snotter on 22 Oct 2019 at 12:16 PM
It’s been done, hasn’t it? Nothing new to see here, move on and design something interesting.
#2 Posted by David on 22 Oct 2019 at 16:20 PM
@ #1 - what's been done? why the inflated negativity?

These are great, and really finish off this element of the masterplan. It's no wonder they sold out straight away.

Beautiful elevations and massing. Well done JM
#3 Posted by Inahuf on 22 Oct 2019 at 17:30 PM
Only complaint is the street trees that were in the initial renders have not materialised! With all that hard standing, a wee bit of solar shading, privacy, wildlife habitat and water absorption would be highly beneficial! Sad to see long term value lost in short term value engineering...
Brick Slips
#4 Posted by Brick Slips on 23 Oct 2019 at 11:17 AM
#2 - they sold out because people are mugs and are being sold the ‘dream’ of living in Maryhill...

The plan is cramped, the spaces feel uncoordinated and cheap. I guess it’s the way things are now. Also, what #1 so eloquently put I believe, was reference to the fact that the tone the elevations treatment and the general principles are being repeated all over the UK. This isn’t anything new. It’s the same stuff but someone squeezed down even further!

And yes, I have been Inside one of them.
Building Marker
#5 Posted by Building Marker on 23 Oct 2019 at 11:18 AM

More like JM C-
Damp Proof Membrane
#6 Posted by Damp Proof Membrane on 23 Oct 2019 at 14:23 PM
Really don't understand the negativity here. There's always aspects to criticise, but surely it could be agreed that if this was the base standard in Glasgow (which sadly it aint) we'd have a much better city. If they're cramped inside, well that aint good and fair comment. The materials and elevations however look well-considered. You missing poorly detailed, weathered render or something? lol
Damp Proof Course
#7 Posted by Damp Proof Course on 23 Oct 2019 at 19:36 PM
I hope the waterproofing hasn’t been Value Engineered out.
Damp Proof Ofcourse
#8 Posted by Damp Proof Ofcourse on 23 Oct 2019 at 20:48 PM
#7 it tends to be a requirement of building control. Ask cadmonkey if he's not too busy doing signage schedules...
A Local Pleb
#9 Posted by A Local Pleb on 24 Oct 2019 at 12:32 PM
Well done, they look like a great addition in my humble opinion!
#10 Posted by HMR on 24 Oct 2019 at 17:10 PM
Looks greta, well done JM.

Glasgow needs more of this scale of development.

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