Backcourt Govanhill workshops to make way for mews homes
August 17 2021
Demolition is on the table for a backcourt workshop in Govanhill under plans to redevelop the site for mews housing - following an earlier bid to re-establish the complete tenement block.
Punjabi Property with Sondh Associates proposes to clear current structures at 75 Westmoreland Street, accessible from a vehicle pend, to provide four homes of two and three bedrooms on the 574sq/m site.
Each property will have access to its own parking space as well as bicycle storage and access to a communal landscaped green stretching to 51sq/m.
In an appearance statement the architect wrote: "In its visual appearance, the development had to strike a fine balance between the vernacular character of the surrounding area and contemporary design trends, respecting the aesthetics of a traditional mews. This has been achieved by implementing a mixture of finishes that complement the overall colour palette of the neighbourhood, but also provide subtle contrast for a more contemporary look.
"The mews design references a sandstone base course of adjacent tenements, while the use of a render serves to break up the elevations and give them a modern edge. The pitched roof of the mews is to be finished with mock slate to create a harmonious transition between existing and proposed buildings."
Adopting open plan living dining spaces overlooking the courtyard and high-level windows to adjacent boundaries to respect privacy the development will retain the massing and footprint of the current building.
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