Words courtesy of http://www.urbanrealm.com
4th November 2016
“Young & Gault Architects have dusted off plans to build a student housing development at Sandyford Street, Finnieston, to tap into growing demand for accommodation in close proximity to the University of Glasgow.
Designed to complete an urban block the block will include provision for a pocket park as well as a landscaped courtyard and semi-private amenity area.
Explaining the design the architects said: “The linear block arrangement completes the urban block and addresses the open space to the south of the site. Although one storey higher than the adjacent building on Sandyford Street we are taking advantage of the slope on the site to keep close to the existing ridge line.
“The elevation aesthetic has been developed using facing brick as the primary material, this provides solidity of appearance and integrates well with the adjacent block. The Ground Floor external wall comprises curtain walling in both clear and opaque panels.”
Buff brickwork will rise beyond the roof line at the junction of Sandyford Street and Eastvale Place to create a ‘visual stop’ to Kelvinhaugh Road.”
Comments must be received by Wednesday 30th November 2016.
Important note: The Online Planning portal will be unavailable from Monday 28th November to Friday 2nd December due to essential maintenance. During these dates you must either submit your comments by mail or in person to George Street.
Further details and drawings can be obtained from the online planning portal by following the link beneath and inserting ref 16/02569/DC
An appeal has been lodged. For further details please click below…
Update 11th May 2018
Following the submission of another planning application (reference 18/00301/FUL) for student flats, we are pleased to report that this too was refused.
Update 13th February 2018
This application (16/02569/DC) has been refused. One of the reasons stated that ‘the proposed development has failed to meet the needs/expectations of the resident population on site and therefore will not mitigate the pressure that the development will have on local amenities/facilities…’
The applicant has lodged an appeal against this decision and we will respond to Glasgow City Council giving further information in support of our objection.
Hopefully, we will be able to make a difference and stop this development. We will keep you updated.
You can view our objection letter here…