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Second attempt made to redevelop Spiers Wharf industrial relic

May 13 2022

Second attempt made to redevelop Spiers Wharf industrial relic

A remnant of Victorian industry at 124 Craighall Road, Glasgow, has been lined up for 60 build to rent homes in plans filed by Weiss Development Co and A10 Architect.

Supplanting withdrawn proposals for 68 apartments the latest scheme again calls for the demolition of a two-storey brick building dating from 1896 (together with a 1990s extension) which is said to be suffering from cracking and sagging.

In its place a new build apartment block is to rise, employing brick and copper cassette cladding in reference to the industrial heritage of Speirs Wharf.

In a design statement A10 Architect wrote: "A change material colour from the two end blocks to the middle one differentiates the main cores in the building and access points.

"The design of the facades facing the street, it’s fenestration and common stair entrances, are clearly identifiable as residential to provide legibility. The spacing, rhythm and size of the proposed external wall openings gives the proposed development a strong identifiable character."

Backing onto a landscaped amenity space and car park with further resident amenity provided in fifth floor roof terraces. 

Decorative aluminium infill panels will display artwork reflecting the local area
Decorative aluminium infill panels will display artwork reflecting the local area


outraged individual
#1 Posted by outraged individual on 14 May 2022 at 12:08 PM
for the love of god
Jimbob Tanktop
#2 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 14 May 2022 at 18:04 PM
The original building's 1990 extension will be more contemporary than this proposed replacement. Good grief.
Mr Never Shocked
#3 Posted by Mr Never Shocked on 14 May 2022 at 23:02 PM
I am completely shocked.
#4 Posted by MV on 16 May 2022 at 09:24 AM
This one is from the early 90's archive. It is genuinely shocking.
#5 Posted by David on 16 May 2022 at 13:44 PM
Shockingly bad and lazy proposal for this site. What is the reason for the removal of the brick warehouse buildings which have become all too rare in this part of the city but are an important part of North Glasgow's history and heritage? The building also appears to be in fairly good condition. The brick warehouse's format would lend itself well to conversion to terraced housing, and the site is more than large enough to accommodate a new build element, thus making the project profitable. GCC should reject this dreadful proposal.

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