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Beith Street, Glasgow

  • Client
    Downing Property Services

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.

 

Beith St Falconer Chester Hall

The scheme ties in with a new riverside walk, which will be developed over the coming years.

The scheme offers a safe, well looked after, contemporary development placed near to University campuses and minutes away from essential bus and rail links and other local amenities. The development achieved “Secure by Design” status as part of the on-going consultation with SBD Scotland.

In order to meet local aspirations for the project and to become a welcome addition to the local built infrastructure, the building scheme and overall master plan went through consultation with planning, the local Urban Design department and a public consultation process to finalise the design approach.

Beith St Falconer Chester Hall