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Prince's Quay 'show village' opens its doors

April 19 2021

Prince's Quay 'show village' opens its doors

CALA Homes have opened a 'show village' at their Prince's Quay development on the former Glasgow Garden Festival site at Pacific Quay.

Prospective occupants can view a mix of properties from show apartments that have been dressed in complementary industrial styles to family-friendly townhouses.

Interior designer Alison Harding of AMW Design oversaw all three apartments, stating: "Drawing on the ambience of musicians, graffiti artists and the creative community lent itself well to the urban industrial design that we went for in the two-bedroom apartment.

“It perfectly suits the open plan living space and the generous bedrooms, allowing us to use a neutral colour palette offset with unique ‘raw’ wallpapers in concrete alongside bleached, distressed wood – completely contrasting with the warm leather fabrics of the sofas and the copper metal furniture and lighting.

“The graffiti styled artwork throughout really complements the overscale iconic images, like the David Bowie image in the main bedroom, and the music-themed retro posters throughout. They were our way of making a statement but having a bit of fun with the music theme around the development’s location.”

Designed by Haus Architects the development complements the creation of a media campus on the reclaimed docks.

Apartments have been dressed to convey an urban industrial aesthetic
Apartments have been dressed to convey an urban industrial aesthetic
The mix of apartments and townhouses are among 203 homes being built
The mix of apartments and townhouses are among 203 homes being built


#1 Posted by David on 19 Apr 2021 at 14:09 PM
Surely they are going to clean those white salt marks from the brickwork before marketing these?
#2 Posted by Chris on 19 Apr 2021 at 14:51 PM
The finish on these are awful.
#3 Posted by Zoltan on 19 Apr 2021 at 15:32 PM
Looks like the gaffiti artists have been at the outside of it as well
Fat Bloke on Tour
#4 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 19 Apr 2021 at 15:44 PM
Very sloppy -- plus why the quick fix with an air source heat pump rather than a ground source unit?

Around about freezing it is more efficient to run the heating straight from the plug than feed the air source heat pump.

A bit of effort in the build would make all the difference -- why not put it in / under the foundations?

The solum has to be back filled anyway?
#5 Posted by Jimbo on 19 Apr 2021 at 16:11 PM
oh dear ….. that's awful quality workmanship
Damp Proof Membrane
#6 Posted by Damp Proof Membrane on 19 Apr 2021 at 17:31 PM
Skimpy windows. Poor design. Employ some good architects rather than copy an aesthetic.
Graeme McCormick
#7 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 20 Apr 2021 at 00:51 AM
whatever happened to the dear green place? not a tree in sight!
#8 Posted by Roddy_ on 20 Apr 2021 at 02:54 AM
The private sector proving, with aplomb, that they are incapable of producing quality In Glasgow yet again. I mean compare this to the best that Housing Associations have produced in recent times. This scheme fails at just about every scale from macro to micro. The strange, dispersed low density forms, lack of a proper block structure and hollowed out interior. An interior that showcases the highways engineer’s art and little else - providing a setting that keeps car owners happy and few else. Anyone remember 7N’s masterplan that made provision for a permeable edge to Festival Park? Seems the Planning Dept have collective amnesia on that front too.
As for the detail – those exposed edges to the balcony soffits, those ridiculous flashings at the base of the brick panel indents and what on earth are the blank window panels at first floor all about? Answers on a postcard. The grotty looking efflorescence will disappear with some applied neutraliser- but unfortunately the city denizens will have to live with this for much longer.
A dreadfully inadequate scheme that is being marketed on the basis of a lively local neighbourhood and terrific views view of a car park. Good luck on both counts prospective buyers…
Ghetto King
#9 Posted by Ghetto King on 20 Apr 2021 at 08:54 AM
Looks like an open prison. How long before you get parole? All the fervour of the Garden Festival, where did it go? We're going to this and that. What happened?

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