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After a detailed feasibility study by Grant Murray, it became clear that the existing school building did not lend itself to residential development. The building has unfortunately fallen into a state of significant disrepair & incurred extensive damage as a result of various fire incidents & prolonged neglect.

Nevertheless, fundamental to the concept for the newbuild option is the retention of the existing stone entrance façade, to serve as a focal landmark for the new environment. The central façade is viewed as the most aesthetically important element of the existing structure & its retention will greatly enhance the new development.  The Shieldhall Road boundary walls, railings & Janitor’s house are also to be retained; creating a balanced mix between newbuild elements & the existing character of the environs.

The aim of the scheme is to regenerate the depressed site, creating 49 additional homes arranged into a transparent & modern new community; one that preserves & incorporates defining site characteristics within an exciting new vision. These homes will be served by extensive areas of carefully considered hard & soft landscaping, new vehicular parking & will be designed with a strong focus on sustainable principles.

project: 49 no. homes for social rent  (with 4 no. wheelchair adaptable units) & the refurbishment of a former janitor's house
client: linthouse housing association
cost: £TBC
location: former drumoyne primary school, shieldhall road , glasgow
architect: mark smith
completion date: March 2021

projects I residential I urban I drumoyne
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