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July 10 2020

Drum Property Group raise an aluminium curtain at Buchanan Wharf

Drum Property Group have advanced their Buchanan Wharf masterplan in Glasgow with detailed plans for building six of the mixed-use riverside campus.

The 11-storey build will accommodate 170,000sq/ft of office space, serving as a gateway building to the estate when viewed from the south.

Diverging from the prevailing grid iron road network with a more organic approach, reconnecting to the river across Clyde Place thanks to the redirection of traffic to Kingston Street and introduction of permeable new public realm. This ground-level interaction will be augmented with an 'inhabited skyline' of tiered terrace spaces at higher levels.

Architects Halliday Fraser Munro have chosen aluminium profile panels have been chosen for the facade, selected for their 'delicate variation of tones and texture'. Earthy colours will directly relate to the adjacent riverbed with a mix of greys and warmer yellow and red tones.

Describing the build the practice wrote: "The combination of a stepped form and a variation in panels shape and direction give the building a unique rhythm and creates a dynamic facade which changes as the viewer moves around the building. "This composition gives an overall impression of a curtain draped across the building. This curtain is pulled back at key areas to reveal the views along the river and to the south."

As part of efforts to accommodate active travel, a bicycle hub and shower facilities will be provided.

A kink in the floorplan addresses new public realm along Clyde Place
A kink in the floorplan addresses new public realm along Clyde Place
Sculpting of the exterior envelope will accommodate terraces at key vantage points
Sculpting of the exterior envelope will accommodate terraces at key vantage points

7 Comments

Jimbo
#1 Posted by Jimbo on 10 Jul 2020 at 09:56 AM
Awesome !
Robin B's Discount
#2 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 10 Jul 2020 at 13:40 PM
That looks very nice! Wpuld have been spiffing with another 4 or 5 storeys mind.
Erwin Smith
#3 Posted by Erwin Smith on 10 Jul 2020 at 15:13 PM
I wonder if people are people still moaning about the name Buchanan Wharf, even though it's named after a different Buchanan man than Buchanan Street.
A Different Buchanan Man
#4 Posted by A Different Buchanan Man on 10 Jul 2020 at 15:33 PM
Have a cup of tea Erwin. Nothing to fash yourself about.
E=mc2
#5 Posted by E=mc2 on 13 Jul 2020 at 13:53 PM
Schizophrenic tosh. Don't know why practices with mediocre design credentials get such prominent opportunities.
pooka
#6 Posted by pooka on 15 Jul 2020 at 10:07 AM
Hmmm, more than lacking in cohesion...I think this design concept fits neatly into the dogs breakfast bracket
Guy
#7 Posted by Guy on 16 Jul 2020 at 15:04 PM
The name has already been changed from Buchanan Wharf to Barclay's Glasgow Campus. Was in the evening times a few weeks back

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