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Westpoint Homes alight on Finnieston with 84 flats

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April 1 2020

Westpoint Homes alight on Finnieston with 84 flats

Westpoint Homes are targeting a former police station at Finnieston Cross for the delivery of 84 homes above ground floor retail.

Building on the recent Sanctuary Housing Association development the linear block will establish a commanding presence along Argyle Street, further extending the building line from the city centre.

Gables are afforded particular attention with deep set reveals, inset windows and angled balconies designed to act as a gateway to Finnieston from St Vincent Street. The opposing gable at Finnieston Cross takes a different approach, curving in symmetry with the A-listed St Vincent Crescent.

Finished in ashlar blond sandstone with setback upper floors formed from folded metal the scheme establishes its own rhythm with continous horizontal banding and sculpted aluminium entrance surrounds in varying colours with private balconies stacked above.
These will break out in deep setbacks at fifth and sixth floor providing shared external space and planting, including trees, which will be visible from the street.

In a statement Norr wrote: “This scheme is notable and relevant because it reintroduces low rise dense residential typology based on the tenement of the late 1800’s whilst also reinstating the former street pattern lost post construction of the motorway.

“The original axis of Argyle Street is reinforced with a six to seven storey block and public pedestrian space. To the north, further housing association development is planned to complete the tenemental form on this side of Argyle Street.”

20 of the flats will present a single aspect to Argyle Street, compensated for with a higher proportion of glazing and access to private balconies above the stair core.

At Finnieston Cross the gable curves in response to the A-listed St Vincent Crescent
At Finnieston Cross the gable curves in response to the A-listed St Vincent Crescent
The original axis of Argyle Street is reinforced under the plan
The original axis of Argyle Street is reinforced under the plan

6 Comments

Sue Pearman
#1 Posted by Sue Pearman on 1 Apr 2020 at 10:15 AM
oooh, north facing single aspect flats ... the return of the dreaded Glasgow single-end ...again :/
David
#2 Posted by David on 1 Apr 2020 at 11:56 AM
I feel sorry for mackintosh having to sit there and look at that
spike
#3 Posted by spike on 1 Apr 2020 at 13:13 PM
Very good to see this proposal and glad that it reinforces the urban form of this part of the city
Robin B's Discount
#4 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 1 Apr 2020 at 14:01 PM
Looks magnificent if anyone wants my opinion. Well done Norr and Westpoint.
David
#5 Posted by David on 1 Apr 2020 at 14:18 PM
A fantastic addition to this part of the city; further repair to the streetline. If only those awful concrete slab blocks further towards the M8 had been torn down and replaced with apartments like this. Hopefully one day.
George
#6 Posted by George on 1 Apr 2020 at 15:49 PM
Wait for it.....first iteration shows sandstone whereas the true version will be some sort of guff brick or even roughcast.
Please don't value engineer this into the ground.

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