Glasgow’s Broomielaw displays heightened ambition
November 28 2019
An ambitious mixed-use waterfront scheme for the north bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow’s Broomielaw is being kept alive with a fresh application for outline planning consent by Marlebone.
Thomson Hunter Architects have once again been commissioned to devise a new approach for the prominent site with amended plans for a stepped glass tower of up to 25 storeys (shown in red) delivering 550,000sq/ft of accommodation.
Explaining their approach, the architects wrote: “The design concept is to introduce a significant and prestige mixed-use building into Glasgow’s streetscape incorporating grade A office space alongside a hotel, bars and restaurants.
“To allow some architectural scope for the detailed structure needed as part of a full planning proposal we are suggesting at this time that a suitable building on the site should comprise two heights, those being 80.5m and 94m.”
This will include the formation of new open space and a pedestrian through-route linking Washington and McAlpine Street, possibly in the form of an internal corridor, as well as vehicle access to a dual-level underground car park.
I just don't see how 25, or even 40 storeys is 'too high'. We live in a city - perhaps move to Strathaven if you don't like seeing buildings above 2 floors.
(On a side note to comments above - gosh, guys, please help yourself to some dots and comas: ...... ,,,,,, ...... ,,,,,).
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Hopefully some mixed use...