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September 18 2020

Anniesland office to residential conversion to provide 17 flats

Partick Housing Association has mounted a bid to build to convert the upper floors of a vacant office building at Anniesland Cross to provide 17 affordable flats.

MAST Architects have been commissioned to prepare concept plans for the work which would provide a mix of one and two-bedroom flats for social rent.

Chief executive, Stewart MacKenzie, said: “At Partick Housing Association, we’re committed to a programme of providing more high quality and affordable homes which are much-needed within Glasgow’s West End. We’re delighted to be working with partners in Anniesland, bringing this building back to life and meeting local housing needs.”

The office space has lain untenanted for years but sits in a high-amenity area making it attractive for re-use.

The conversion bid falls in tandem with work by McTaggart & Mickel to convert another redundant office block on Herschell Street into 48 apartments.

A new entrance will be created off Great Western Road
A new entrance will be created off Great Western Road
Floorplates will be subdivided tp provide the required accommodation mix
Floorplates will be subdivided tp provide the required accommodation mix

Retail tenants will remain in-situ with a new lobby and bicycle store created
Retail tenants will remain in-situ with a new lobby and bicycle store created

3 Comments

TheFakeArchitect
#1 Posted by TheFakeArchitect on 18 Sep 2020 at 10:05 AM
Once again the ridiculous storage requirements for affordable units are shown up in the layouts. Look at Bed 2 in the corner unit! Anyone with half a brain can see you would be better with a standard depth store off the hall, with the space given to the bedroom. Hitting storage "minimum" requirements should never be to the detriment of the layout.
E=mc2
#2 Posted by E=mc2 on 18 Sep 2020 at 16:08 PM
I think that building was originally designed by Jack Holmes & Partners (or Holmes Miller) back in the day.....
HMR
#3 Posted by HMR on 21 Sep 2020 at 08:47 AM
Much prefer the effort at Herschell Street if I'm honest, not much effort from the architects here on the facade.

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