Inner-city intergenerational community to rise in Glasgow
January 10 2022
Former railway lands have been earmarked for hundreds of new homes and ground floor commercial uses and surrounded by green spaces as part of efforts to establish an intergenerational community.
Combining 823 build to rent apartments and 687 student rooms the development will improve connectivity between High Street and Bell Street with new cycle and pedestrian connections, centred on a new footbridge facilitating movement north to Collegelands and Duke Street.
Nick Ecob, associate director at Stallan Brand told Urban Realm: "The redevelopment of the former High Street Goodsyard is a once in a generation opportunity to repair the urban fabric east of the High Street and deliver much needed new homes and green spaces. We have worked closely with the council and Get Living over the past year to create an ambitious vision that can deliver significant benefits to the local area through a placemaking-led approach.
"The plans will create a resilient urban neighbourhood characterized by high quality, robust buildings that recall the site’s unique heritage as well as a mix of generous green spaces that can support the needs of a diverse community."
The facades of each building share a common 'kit of parts' to create a harmonious aesthetic while permitting variation of order and proportions with extensive use of brick to impart attributes of longevity and robustness.
Particular attention will be given to entrance lobbies, each of which are scaled in proportion with the number of residents, the largest of which will be a centralised 'civic' lobby combining amenities and facilities for all residents at the foot of a 20-storey tower standing at the head of a central green.
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