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April 8 2020

Kinning Park Centre annexe to establish a ‘campus’ environment

Anderson Bell + Christie are proposing to erect an annexe to the Kinning Park Centre (KPC) in Glasgow’s south side to provide 460sq/m of lettable office space.

Set back from the main building to afford it some breathing space the Cornwall Street annexe will establish a secure street perimeter with the space between used to form a shared courtyard for events.

Occupying a narrow floorplate maximises natural light and cross ventilation with a glazed courtyard façade complemented by a white glazed brick further reinforcing the connection between new and old.

Turning the corner to the front gable this brick will become interspliced with a red clay multi-brick with large format picture windows and projecting brick courses adding visual interest.

In a statement the architects wrote: “Our approach looks at KPC as a ‘campus’, building on its already established presence in the community and expanding it through the addition of a significant open frontage, giving glimpses of work going on inside and provides a real connection to the street, something which the main building is missing at the moment.

“Siting the proposal away from the main building opens up a new courtyard space which can be used to enhance the outdoor events that already take place in the KPC garden. This provides the opportunity to open its gates to the wider neighbourhood and spill out on to the park.

The courtyard will serve as a connecting slice of public realm with cycle parking. Provision for markets and growing spaces.

External benches will be built into the courtyard walls
External benches will be built into the courtyard walls
The extension will establish a more formal connection with Plantation Park
The extension will establish a more formal connection with Plantation Park

3 Comments

The Bairn
#1 Posted by The Bairn on 9 Apr 2020 at 13:39 PM
Methinks that front wall is not high enough for starters. Unfortunately reminds one of a well known drive-in chicken takeaway outlet.
Aw
#2 Posted by Aw on 11 Apr 2020 at 20:17 PM
Picture is not representative of the area in which I live in and very close to this building
Waste of time and money as it does not have enough people to use a place this size
David
#3 Posted by David on 13 Apr 2020 at 15:34 PM
#2, not enough people? In a fairly densely populated inner city district of the largest city in the country?

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