Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow

A shortlisted competition entry for the redevelopment of a prestigious site within Glasgow’s West End, our proposals were for a mix of 28 townhouses and 72 apartments. Our aim was to create a development that was economically viable during a downturn in the residential market through a contemporary, innovative and design literate scheme which was informed at all levels by the key issues of buildability, flexibility and response to market.

Townhouses were designed to offer maximum space and facilities within the minimum footprint. An innovative use of site levels together with a blending of interior and exterior space enabled us to fit a 2000sqft townhouse with above average external amenity space within a 17.5x6m site.

Client: West Register House (RBS)

Location: Glasgow

Value: £20m

Status: Competition

Year: 2011