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February 19 2020

Finnieston trio to complete new residential quarter

A rising tide of residential development in Glasgow’s Finnieston district looks set to sweep away a gym on Minerva Way with plans to build three residential blocks on the site.

195 homes would complement the under construction G3 Square by connecting it to the existing Admiral’s Gate estate with a tenement-scale ‘courtyard’ addition divided by glazed staircase cores, complete with a terraced upper level and loggia elements.

This would be joined by two further ‘island’ buildings arranged around a private amenity space to the south, stepping up to seven storeys to make the most of views across the SECC campus.

In their design statement, Carson & Partners wrote: “The proposal looks to connect the existing development of Admirals Gate with the emerg­ing Drum residential development, connecting and completing this new residential quar­ter with a clear street pattern and sense of enclosure.”

Finished in pale brick with reconstituted stone door and window surrounds the facades will be enlivened with recessed balconies and a setback roof terrace.

All flats will have access to a recessed balcony
All flats will have access to a recessed balcony
Ground floor flats will enjoy private garden access
Ground floor flats will enjoy private garden access

The plans spell the end for this health club and its sprawling car park
The plans spell the end for this health club and its sprawling car park

7 Comments

Pleasantfield
#1 Posted by Pleasantfield on 19 Feb 2020 at 13:02 PM
For goodness sake. Can GCC planning not get something better than unadorned out the drawer boxes. Its become really tedious. Architects are failing us in Scotland. What are architectural schools teaching? Just boxes it seems
Robin B's Discount
#2 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 19 Feb 2020 at 13:27 PM
Yeah, why do these residential buildings not look like the City Chambers......
pooka
#3 Posted by pooka on 19 Feb 2020 at 14:25 PM
we need some nice pastiche please ...and this is not it!
Jennifer Connelly
#4 Posted by Jennifer Connelly on 19 Feb 2020 at 14:27 PM
These look great - where do I find out more info on buying?
Ross
#5 Posted by Ross on 19 Feb 2020 at 17:44 PM
This looks great.

#1 why is GCC to blame for a developer submitting a planning app for flats... ? Don’t understand that one.
Clare McGrath
#6 Posted by Clare McGrath on 21 Feb 2020 at 08:07 AM
Give GCC Planning more powers to prevent this slide into "the Gulag". The G3 development will block the view of the category A listed Crescent since it moved the building to the edge of the pavement. This should have been disallowed based on the conservation rules but it slipped through un noticed.
Sue Pearman
#7 Posted by Sue Pearman on 21 Feb 2020 at 10:01 AM
Personally I am not keen on the G3 design but this one looks pretty good to me. However a quick tour around streetview seems to confirm neither have any bearing whatsoever on St Vincent Crescent ...especially when compared against the likes of the giant Scottish Power substation building that faces the crescent. Unless of course the preference is to have everything demolished and kept as open field to maintain the best view of St Vincent Crescent from afar.... a crescent designed as the street front...

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