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.
10 Pearce Street
GLASGOW G51 3UT
Bield Housing and Care
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