Opinions invited on new proposal for Glasgow's tallest building
November 26 2020
Watkin Jones Group is inviting the public to have their say on the delivery of a build to rent development in Glasgow city centre comprising 825 apartments.
Replacing the current Portcullis House at Charing Cross the scheme centres on a landmark tower of around 30 storeys and an animated streetscape of retail, a cafe and co-working space.
Led by Hawkins\Brown the plan is to repair the urban block at India Street with twin towers forming an active and landscaped frontage to the dead zone of the M8 motorway. The landscape strategy will employ green roof terraces and a boulevard approach along Newton Street peppered with pockets of break out space.
On their exhibition boards, Hawkins\Brown wrote: "As sandstone is no longer quarried in sufficient quantities locally to be viable in the modern age, our approach will be to respond to these tones and textures that are such a defining characteristic of the cityscape.
"The elevational treatment of the building is still in the design development stage but different facade hierarchies are being assessed to bring a subtly different character to the various different blocks being proposed on the site."
Representatives of the developer and design team will be on hand between 15:00 and 20:00 to field any questions relating to the development via the consultation website.
Subject to the necessary approvals work will start on-site toward the tail end of 2021 for occupation by 2024.
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