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December 20 2019

49 homes confirmed for Springburn Burgh Halls site

Springburn’s lost Burgh Hall is to welcome 49 new flats and a commercial unit following an agreement between NG Homes and Cruden to press ahead with the £7.2m build, due to complete by 2021.

Chameleon Architects are once again behind the revised scheme, which now respects the tenement line along Keppochill Road following comments from the Glasgow Urban Design Panel requesting that the ‘verticality of the tower block’ be reduced.

This sees the height of flanking blocks raised through the addition of double-height glazed boxes while cornice lines aligned with adjacent tenements and the C-listed Springburn nursery.

In a design statement detailing the revisions Chameleon wrote: “Depth is formed in the facades through the expressed brick grid with a full brick reveal to the windows and an infill brick on a recessed plane. The vertical elements of the grid reflect the colonnade to the Springburn Halls.

The B-listed halls were demolished over Christmas in 2012 over fears it had become a health and safety hazard - although salvaged stone statues have been retained with the intention that these be reinstated as part of a community statue garden within the local area.

The Burgh Halls have been reduced to scrub land although some stonework has been salvaged
The Burgh Halls have been reduced to scrub land although some stonework has been salvaged

7 Comments

StyleCouncil
#1 Posted by StyleCouncil on 20 Dec 2019 at 15:56 PM
Man, bogging.
Merry Christmas!
David
#2 Posted by David on 20 Dec 2019 at 17:16 PM
A pathetic excuse of a building compared to what previously occupied the site. They don't make'em like they used to!
Kelly Mcshane
#3 Posted by Kelly Mcshane on 21 Dec 2019 at 23:47 PM
NG homes shambles of a company. Do not reccomend. They do nothing for victims of anti social behaviour.
IndyNoo
#4 Posted by IndyNoo on 23 Dec 2019 at 10:15 AM
Ah Glasgow - well done. You have indeed retained the crown for the worst Architecture in Scotland. I am not sure why people comment saying "investment is always a good thing" in support of this turgid dross. The City Fathers really need to have a look at how Edinburgh retains it's fine heritage, instead of systematically destroying it like they do on the west coast. Shocking.
nathan wright
#5 Posted by nathan wright on 26 Dec 2019 at 00:24 AM
Incoherent to a tee. It actually hurts my eyes trying to decipher the facades.
Bill S
#6 Posted by Bill S on 27 Dec 2019 at 22:57 PM
#4 This is indeed some turgid dross, but there is no use in comparing this situation with Edinburgh as there is absolutely no useful comparison to be made. That is just nonsense and I would argue there are probably just as a many awful developments in the Capital as there are in Glasgow. A bit childish.
E-di
#7 Posted by E-di on 6 Jan 2020 at 09:40 AM
#5 No, there isn't. Period.

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