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Springfield Quay remodel strikes an entrance

October 27 2020

Springfield Quay remodel strikes an entrance

Threesixty Architecture have returned to Glasgow's Springfield Quay with plans to reconfigure the ground floor as a new leisure unit and establish a new entrance tower.

The works have been precipitated by Alea Casino consolidating its presence to the upper level, presenting an opportunity to rethink entrance and access arrangements.

Threesixty will extend the established lighting and signage strategy by building on existing advertising 'totems' to provide an identifiable beacon for the riverfront complex visible from the Kingston Bridge and north bank of the River Clyde.

Incorporating a lift and stairs the vertical access point will be lightweight and translucent, appearing as a glowing lantern by night in contrast to the 'expansive and dull' main facade.

In a statement, the practice wrote: "The proposal creates a unique and exclusive arrival experience to the reconfigured casino at first floor, generating a new beacon for the site by tying in with the existing branding strategy and breaking the large mass of the existing building."

Set in front of the existing building to maximise visibility and avoid blocking existing leisure units the tower is composed in three parts, a vertical beacon anchored by a masonry plinth with glass slots separating both elements. 

A common lighting strategy will unify the entertainment complex
A common lighting strategy will unify the entertainment complex
Lift access will ferry casino patrons direct from the car park
Lift access will ferry casino patrons direct from the car park


#1 Posted by MV on 27 Oct 2020 at 10:09 AM
I can't see a lap dancing place taking off in the current pandemic. They do like their illuminous pink entrances though.
Partick Bateman
#2 Posted by Partick Bateman on 27 Oct 2020 at 11:53 AM
Putting lipstick on a pig.
#3 Posted by Mick on 27 Oct 2020 at 18:17 PM
Grim Beeper
#4 Posted by Grim Beeper on 27 Oct 2020 at 20:05 PM
Blimey the 'I love grey' squad are out in force today. Betcha you guys hate the luminous motel one in the city centre!
Most humans love colour so I guess it's time to head back to your own planet/time/dimension/crisp poke...
Havering Harry
#5 Posted by Havering Harry on 28 Oct 2020 at 00:43 AM
Haver it...but wasn't Springfield Quay meant to be billed as some kind of luxury resort on the Clyde when it was built... it seems to be slowly in decline, not that I'm sad to see casinos go the ground level will proabably just become another place selling dry fried chicken to easily pleased masses.
#6 Posted by Fritzyherr on 28 Oct 2020 at 10:29 AM
The "tower" with its neon CASINO sign, looks to be nothing more than an advertising hoarding.
#7 Posted by 7yrsatuni on 29 Oct 2020 at 14:05 PM
all this missing out on jobs give me so much time to slag others....who wants to be good
The Bairn
#8 Posted by The Bairn on 29 Oct 2020 at 14:38 PM
I can only guess that the fees on this 'project' were too good to refuse!!
A minimum of 7 years to fully qualify then you are told by the senior partner to focus your architectural talents on the 'lighting and signage strategy'.
Are they trying to make technicians redundant?

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