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Former Newlands school set for residential transformation

February 17 2020

Former Newlands school set for residential transformation

CCG Homes have filed a planning application to build 20 apartments on the site of the former Calderwood Primary School, Newlands.

Proposals call for the demolition of a 1960s extension to make way for a new build block on a reduced footprint, set behind retained stone boundary walls and gated access points.

The Victorian Calderwood Lodge would also be retained and converted under the plans with established trees preserved to ensure a green outlook for future residents.

CCG Homes managing director Calum Murray commented: “Working with architects Stallan Brand, Calderwood lodge presents an exciting opportunity to create something special with the conversion of the Victorian building and the new build construction of apartments which will be completed with a stunning stone facade.”

Tarmac playgrounds will be replaced by soft landscaping to the front and rear with provision made for private parking, a quarter of which will include electric charging points.


#1 Posted by Pleasantfield on 17 Feb 2020 at 14:20 PM
Its getting worse. Glasgow architects in particular have lost their way. Unadulterated brick built box after box.
This quite frankly is an utterly pathetic effort with no articulation whatsoever. Design is an ill advised word for this.
#2 Posted by Charlie_ on 17 Feb 2020 at 15:20 PM
Looks absolutely fine to me? Unfussy, large windows, quality materials.
#3 Posted by David on 17 Feb 2020 at 15:22 PM
#1 I totally disagree. Whilst many aspects of modern design in Scotland leave a lot to be desired, Glasgow has undoubtedly the highest standard of modern architecture in the country (or least bad depending on how you want to look at it). I would also argue that Stallan Brand is the best studio in Scotland at the moment.

This proposal is clean and robust looking, if a little non descript, but it was always going to be given the presence of its historical neighbour.
James Hepburn
#4 Posted by James Hepburn on 18 Feb 2020 at 12:08 PM
I take it imagination is no longer a pre-requisite for becoming an 'architect?'
Colin Kirk
#5 Posted by Colin Kirk on 18 Feb 2020 at 13:19 PM
Similar style to their Laurieston Glasgow development, which I really like and which has transformed the area.
Auntie Nairn
#6 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 18 Feb 2020 at 13:30 PM
Is the render taken from the viewpoint of someone with their face pressed against the footpath? Must be to deliberately obscure the obligatory 'invisible' set back top floor.
#7 Posted by WLF on 18 Feb 2020 at 18:27 PM
Usual high brow commentary from UR readers.
Very nice refined proposals from Stallan Brand.

@ #1 - I don't believe this is brick
@ #6 - Perspective would suggest this is taken well above the footpath
#8 Posted by IndyNoo on 18 Feb 2020 at 22:13 PM
#3 Glasgow most definitely does not have the highest standard of modern architecture in Scotland. It vies with Aberdeen as the worst - it is appalling what is designed in the City, and the various Clydeside developments are an utter embarrassment to the country.
#9 Posted by David on 19 Feb 2020 at 13:37 PM
#8, I disagree. Whilst it may not be perfect, and may well be the 'best of a bad bunch' as is often iterated on this site, it is the Scottish market with by far the most money in the pipeline, and as such I do think it slightly raises the bar when compared to the smaller regional cities and towns elsewhere in Scotland.

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