Retail therapy to rehabilitate Glasgow's Gallowgate
August 10 2020
A dilapidated parade of shops on Glasgow's Gallowgate is set for dramatic change with the submission of plans to create 42 apartments above two new retail units.
Designed by High Street Architects to augment the Graham Square development the inner city build will be arranged around an inner courtyard with pend access from the street and undercroft parking. Inspired by the tenements which once stood in the area the development seeks to follow traditional massing, albeit with a change in materials.
Explaining this move in an associated design statement, the practice wrote: "For tenements, sandstone was utilised; for the new development it will be a good render. The render will give a robust and contemporary quality feel to the development, with feature walls highlighted by warm timber panelling.
"We have tried to use a minimal palette of materials as we feel that render and timber finishes will complement the area."
Windows and doors will be set into the facade behind a single brick deep reveal, introducing depth to the facade and emphasising vertical elements.
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