Tollcross tenement infill seeks to avoid 'faux copy' trap
September 21 2021
A vacant plot on Tollcross Road in Glasgow's east end is to give way to a mixed development of two ground floor commercial units with six apartments.
Aberdeen-based Cater Group have purchased the land and appointed Neil Rothnie Architecture to draw up plans for the infill block, including a first-floor terrace to the rear.
In a statement, Neil Rothnie wrote: "The building has been designed to avoid the trap of creating a faux copy of the neighbouring block while still using traditional materials...
"The block will fill the entire width of the site and will be four storeys high with a pitched roof over and a gable feature facing Tollcross Road. The overall height, massing, front gable feature and pend access are all informed by the block at 1070 Tollcross Road and will effectively create a strong book-end to maintain the prominence of the tenement building."
Drawing on the historic tenement development pattern of the area the block will employ a combination of buff brick and traditional eaves detailing to fit in.
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