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Ryder persevere with Yorkhill flats plan with scaled-back vision

August 12 2020

Ryder persevere with Yorkhill flats plan with scaled-back vision

Ryder Architecture has revisited plans for a new residential development at 33 Gilbert Street, Glasgow, on behalf of Surplus Property Investments.

Further scaling back plans from last year the latest vision constitutes a total of 20 flats on brownfield land designed to create a coherent urban block alongside 13 parking spots and 34 cycle bays at a density of 255 dwellings per hectare (DPH).

Having witnessed significant residential interest in recent years Ryder will work with the urban grain of the inner city area, despite previous applications to develop the brownfield site having been rebuffed.

Outlining their latest approach the practice wrote: "The proposal is above the recommended 100DPH. However, due to the scale and nature of the predominantly tenemental area, strict application of this policy would result in a development largely out of scale from its context. Its proximity to a high accessibility area and provision of cycle parking for active travel opportunities provide further justification for a higher density of 255DPH.

Topped by a rooftop amenity space the proposal will provide residents with sunrooms, a pergola and covered spaces making the most of expansive southerly views to the river in all weathers.

A sister block is planned to rise at 37 Gilbert Street, framing either side of the junction with Teviot Street.

A rooftop amenity space will be provided for residents
A rooftop amenity space will be provided for residents

1 Comment

Maria Mackintosh
#1 Posted by Maria Mackintosh on 16 Mar 2022 at 14:14 PM
This will obscure the lovely view, and means the properties will be overlooked. The area seems to need more green spaces, and opportunities to garden growing produce. Yet more residential buildings seems excessive. It would be appreciated if there could be reconsideration of the two buildings, reduced to just one, as this would be sufficient. This changes the whole outlook from properties and might result in original residents wanting to move, as these buildings can seem imposing and oppressive.

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