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September 2 2020

Dangerous Glasgow building lent a new lease of life

Urgent facade repairs have been carried out to a prominent building in Glasgow's commercial heart, which was at high risk of falling debris.

Severe cracking of the reinforced concrete structure had caused an increasing volume of tiles to come loose at 167 Argyle Street, forcing the building owners to step up with a new panel system facade.

Retaining existing black polished granite cladding at the St Enoch Square end the project replaced thousands of at-risk tiles with stone rainscreen at lower levels and aluminium cladding above.

Chamfered limestone cladding will emphasise the depth of window reveals while shopfronts have been unified with matching polished granite. An architectural lighting scheme is soon to be installed with uplighters providing vertical illumination.

The refurbishment was carried out by Clark Contracts to designs by Mosaic Architecture + Design.

A pedestrian canopy has also been removed
A pedestrian canopy has also been removed
Protective netting had been installed as a stop-gap measure
Protective netting had been installed as a stop-gap measure

8 Comments

Peter
#1 Posted by Peter on 2 Sep 2020 at 12:40 PM
What a surprisingly awesome makeover. Now please upgrade the shops below and continue around the corner.
Mick
#2 Posted by Mick on 2 Sep 2020 at 13:01 PM
Good work
The Krytyk
#3 Posted by The Krytyk on 2 Sep 2020 at 13:31 PM
Yon canopys looking a bit porous....
Honky Tonk Man
#4 Posted by Honky Tonk Man on 2 Sep 2020 at 14:54 PM
VAST improvement.
Rodders
#5 Posted by Rodders on 2 Sep 2020 at 19:48 PM
#1 They've gone round the corner but missed out the curtain walling of pizza hut. Sweet baby jebus!
Sir Francis Galton
#6 Posted by Sir Francis Galton on 2 Sep 2020 at 21:27 PM
They didn't do the stonework all they way down to the shops, perhaps they are doing to reinstate some kind of veranda like they had before.
George
#7 Posted by George on 3 Sep 2020 at 07:59 AM
Excellent job, vastly improved materials.
Dan
#8 Posted by Dan on 3 Sep 2020 at 09:12 AM
Nice to see some positive reviews - @Rodders - Pizza Hut is under separate ownership....we did try!

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