Falconer Chester Hall’s 700-bed scheme, split between cluster bedrooms and studios, consists of two 10-storey blocks, with a large landscaped area including a riverside walkway.
The warm coloured facing brickwork combines with natural stone on the most prominent corner of the site which is curved to create a striking anchor for the scheme. The windows echo the local context and the wider vernacular Glaswegian architecture, creating a strong rhythm reminiscent of the local tenement buildings. On the linear blocks, the top two storeys are clad in vertical metal cladding with a flush windowsystem to simplify the design and give a lighter finish.
The design used the significant level differences across the site to create an extensive new public realm, including a courtyard and riverside walkway whilst the structure will address the poor environmental quality of the site and contribute to a strong sense of place.