Pearce Street Housing

Austin-Smith: Lord LLP

A tight urban site in the historic core of Govan, this development required very compact economical planning to accommodate the brief for 27 flats with 69 bed spaces. The seven storey flats have fenestration storeys grouped 2:3:2 to relate to the fenestration of the adjacent 19th century former YMCA. Using a brick similar to the common brick of the back courts and Govan’s industrial heritage, the design expresses its structural grid. The plain cubic brick volume and geometric simplicity provides a subtle counterpoint to the eclectic mix of styles of the surrounding 19th century architecture.

Location

10 Pearce Street
GLASGOW G51 3UT
United Kingdom

Contact

Roan Rutherford
Project Director
roan.rutherford@austinsmithlord.com

Client

Bield Housing and Care

Completed

2010

Size

2500

Categories

  • Residential