Safe landing for deck access Govanhill homes
November 13 2020
DO-Architecture have unveiled 49 apartments for mid-market rent in Govanhill for Lowther Homes, part of the Wheatley Group.
The £6.5m brownfield development stands on Inglefield Street at the northern edge of Govanhill overlooking the Millenium Seed Bank Doocot by Studio Kap and the mainline railway into Central Station.
Consisting of a deck-access pavilion and a smaller flanking block, to defer to nearby tenements, the build re-establishes the street edge and frames parkland. The client brief called for increased density on the inner-city site while improving connections, with a generous open deck providing access to five homes on each landing.
In a press statement, the architects wrote: "The open-access deck enclosures are fully visually permeable, enabled by using full-height vertical fins which span from floor to ceiling to provide balustrade and enclosure, but their openness offers dramatic views across the city and the penetration of daylight, creating supervised spaces where we feel comfortable to walk, stop and talk or play, ultimately encouraging social habitation and neighbour interaction."
First proposed in January 2018 the properties were handed over in September.
Back to November 2020
Like us on Facebook
Become a fan and share