Glasgow Necropolis apartments filed for planning
August 18 2021
Elder & Cannon Architects have filed plans for 78 double-banked apartments at Wishart Street, Glasgow, between the Necropolis and the Royal Infirmary.
Sharing a common entrance that doubles as a social hub for residents the seven-storey block has been designed for private rent for key workers, benefitting from a central location as well as an amenity roof garden.
Occupying vacant ground the homes will stand on a raised plinth above the fall in street level from the north to accommodate a level courtyard opening onto the Necropolis while elevating the ground floor above the street.
In a statement, the practice observed: "This plinth marries with the footpath levels at the north end where it also allows for a more generous arrival area under recessed cover as part of a sequence of approach at the principal entrance. It then extends along the public footpath as a raised planter at the base of the street elevation which is activated by the fully glazed wall of the social meeting space, and at the south end between the gable and the cemetery railing becomes a courtyard wall and discreet gate to the courtyard steps behind.
"Encouraged by the plan diagram of a tightly arranged run of relatively small floor space flats, including a high proportion of single aspects, the building form can be kept clean and spare in its massing."
All high-level flats will be provided with cantilevered colour galvanised steel balconies projecting in a repeating pattern from a facade of dark facing brick.
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