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Contractor breaks ground on 55 Finnieston flats

February 12 2021

Contractor breaks ground on 55 Finnieston flats

The JR Group has broken ground on 55 flats for social rent in Finnieston on behalf of Glasgow West Housing Association.

Designed by Coltart Earley the tenement-style block will occupy a gap-site at the junction of Dover Street with Argyle Street and will complete in spring 2023.

Craig Whyte, commercial director for The JR Group, said: “ This is a substantial development which includes much-needed homes for Glasgow, so it is great to deliver these on behalf of the housing association, with the aim of creating a vibrant place to live.”

Joe Heaney, GWHA’s chairperson, added: “This has been a complex and challenging development project, and we are thankful for the ongoing support of the Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and our local community, in reaching this important milestone. There is overwhelming demand for social housing in our area, and we are excited about the significant contribution these high quality, energy-efficient homes will make towards our vision of shaping thriving communities.”

A revised design sees the Argyle Street elevation clad in natural sandstone and the removal of a lower ground floor and roof terrace.

The block will also be detached from a tenement gable on Dover Street to retain bin access for existing properties.

New homes will line a key approach to the city centre
New homes will line a key approach to the city centre
Secondary elevations will be faced in brick
Secondary elevations will be faced in brick


kenny kitchens
#1 Posted by kenny kitchens on 12 Feb 2021 at 11:27 AM
I just love the facade articulation and attention to refined details including the celebration of the corner entrance with a BT box......................
m is for mungo
#2 Posted by m is for mungo on 12 Feb 2021 at 14:49 PM
#1 They are preserving the built heritage of the existing site!
#3 Posted by spike on 12 Feb 2021 at 15:16 PM
i remember when the original tenement buildings in Breadalbane st were demolished so really good to see their replacement after all these years.
Just need to demolish the old police station on the other side of Argyle St with the new tenements as proposed and this will see the successful improvement in this part of the city
Robin B's Discount
#4 Posted by Robin B's Discount on 15 Feb 2021 at 11:44 AM
Such a shame, would have been another great opportunity for allotments in that site. As we know, everyone loves allotments in Glasgow.
#5 Posted by mick on 15 Feb 2021 at 12:51 PM
Have you all spotted one amazing omission from this proposal, namely architectural imagination...
Ringo The Architect
#6 Posted by Ringo The Architect on 15 Feb 2021 at 22:50 PM
But I don't have an imagination

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