Newsletter - Links - Advertise - Contact Us - Privacy
 

Park Quadrant Residences bathe in the limelight

Bookmark and Share | Send to friend

October 7 2020

Park Quadrant Residences bathe in the limelight

An historic terrace at Glasgow's Park Circus is complete with the unveil of the final properties at the Kelvingrove development.

Park Quadrant Residences has been delivered by Ambassador Living to finish an incomplete concentric ring of Victorian tenement flats which had lain undeveloped for 150 years.

Begun by Charles Wilson in 1851 the development has been finished by Holmes Miller Architects who have delivered 98 apartments accessed from 11 stairwells.

The final three cores have been named after Glaswegian architects Leitch, Holmes and Mackintosh and include a mix of apartments and duplexes all have lift access and private parking behind a natural stone facade and bay windows.

The majority of these properties have access to a balcony or terrace with a communal south-facing promenade providing additional outdoor space.

Duplex apartments at the east gable will each have access to a private terrace and master bedroom suite spanning an entire floor. 

Flats will have open outlooks across the west end
Flats will have open outlooks across the west end
Parking bays have been sunk below a landscaped garden to the rear of the site
Parking bays have been sunk below a landscaped garden to the rear of the site

12 Comments

B. Fuller
#1 Posted by B. Fuller on 7 Oct 2020 at 15:34 PM
Classy.
jimbob tanktop
#2 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 7 Oct 2020 at 16:49 PM
The interior decor in picture #2 is...well, yes. Yes. It is.
GlasgowSmilesBetter
#3 Posted by GlasgowSmilesBetter on 8 Oct 2020 at 08:43 AM
Another slur on the great Mackintosh, how far can Glasgow go to ensure the continued blight of a true artist.
Whispering Andy
#4 Posted by Whispering Andy on 8 Oct 2020 at 10:12 AM
Whisper it.....but the photographer did well to find an area of the elevation that isnt covered in green algae. Very poor choice of materials on that North elevation, which the developer seems to need to wash down on a monthly basis. How they got stone 'slips' through planning for this I'll never know.

Can see a lot of disgruntled owners a year post occupation when they realise they've paid and inflated price for a clearly defective product. God knows how it will look in a year, never mind 10. That is unless people are keen on living in a green algae clad building.
Douglas Boateng
#5 Posted by Douglas Boateng on 8 Oct 2020 at 10:22 AM
@3 - people only seem to remember the excellent work that CRM produced. There is never a mention of the shoddy projects, such as that monstrosity just off George Sq that was the College of Printing for a while.
George Buchanan
#6 Posted by George Buchanan on 8 Oct 2020 at 11:21 AM
A fantastic design, well executed. Congratulations to all involved.

A welcome addition to Glasgow's urban landscape.
jimbob tanktop
#7 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 9 Oct 2020 at 14:38 PM
#5 True. But in much the same way, Timon of Athens or Cymbeline aren't exactly calling cards either.
James Hepburn
#8 Posted by James Hepburn on 9 Oct 2020 at 17:43 PM
There never were any plans by Charles Wilson to extend the Quadrant this far. Successive Council administrations rejected any plans whatsoever to develop the green space that existed. It was only when Labour knew that they would finally lose control of the Council after decades in power that they granted Ambassador planning permission. I'm sure that's a complete coincidence of course. One can't imagine Labour being guilty of accepting a bung, or cronyism or indeed nepotism. One only has to remember the impeachable reputation of the late Pat Lally. What has got up in its place has destroyed the neighbourhood with apartments poorly built on the outside and tiny dark spaces for interiors. Amongst the splendour of their Victorian neighbours the look like poorly fitted dentures.
justonething
#9 Posted by justonething on 11 Oct 2020 at 01:10 AM
#5 - The North Hanover Street Tower? What did CRM have to with that?
Charles
#10 Posted by Charles on 12 Oct 2020 at 09:27 AM
@ #8 James Hepburn
'There never were any plans by Charles Wilson to extend the Quadrant this far'
That's actually incorrect. In fact, the Architect's design statement which is still on the planning portal includes Charles Wilson's original elevations overlayed with the proposed scheme.
Whispering Andy
#11 Posted by Whispering Andy on 12 Oct 2020 at 11:30 AM
@9 - whisper it........but he was the architect of the initial plans for it.
Whispering Andy
#12 Posted by Whispering Andy on 12 Oct 2020 at 11:31 AM
Whisper it......but I think Douglas might be pulling your leg?

Post your comments

 

All comments are pre-moderated and
must obey our house rules.

 

Back to October 2020

Search News
Subscribe to Urban Realm Magazine
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.