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February 5 2020

Anniesland pub application signals design intent

A seventies-era railway themed pub on Fulton Street, Glasgow, could see its days numbered with an application by Detail to build six flats on the site.

The Signal sits in a predominantly residential area close to Anniesland Cross and would be replaced by a three-storey brick-built block, car park and private grounds.

Sitting under a flat roof to respect the prevailing roof heights the property harks back to a railway signal box which once occupied the site with an increased scale from its immediate neighbours.

Justifying demolition the architects wrote: “Although the 1970s design was certainly unusual, bold, and arguably striking for its time, the proportions were inconsistent/compromised and the execution poor. In light of which it would perhaps be fair today to say (and widely accepted), that the building is of little or no architectural merit.

“This is also an opportunity for an elegant and original solution that achieves something of more architectural value than the rather generic and standardised semi-detached/terraced suburban house-types that currently surround the site.”

Two deep-plan apartments will be formed per floor with a mixed palette of light and dark brick serving to reduce their apparent depth from the street.

A mixed palette of dappled brick is proposed
A mixed palette of dappled brick is proposed
The days look to be numbered for this landmark seventies pub
The days look to be numbered for this landmark seventies pub

3 Comments

Auntie Nairn
#1 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 5 Feb 2020 at 12:46 PM
Respects the existing roof height by not having a roof and building a full storey higher. Why bother? Why not go for something elegant and genuinely taller. Oh, and some quality in design as well.
Robin B's Discount
#2 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 5 Feb 2020 at 13:40 PM
Yeah, its not remarkable. It is improvement on the current building, so thumbs up from me.
Jimbo
#3 Posted by Jimbo on 6 Feb 2020 at 18:39 PM
There are tunnels under the signal box which would need to be filled in. Would cost a fortune and this design goes with nothing in he local area

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