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292 St Vincent Street

Grand Designs

Glasgow’s new 321 bed PBSA will redefine and reactivate a key site to the west of Glasgow city centre, contributing to the area’s evolution from a predominantly commercial office district to a thriving mixed-use quarter.

Situated on the corner of St Vincent Street and Pitt Street, the new development serves as the meeting point between the largely intact Georgian and Victorian city centre to the east and the much-changed late 20th and early 21st century cityscape to the west.

It’s a position that needs to tread carefully, respecting the city’s grid pattern of urban blocks and the street views to the neighbouring Category B listed St Columba’s Church.

The location of the tallest part of the building and the set-back built form ensures clear views towards St Columba’s spire on approach along St. Vincent St from the east. There is gradation of scale, stepping up from the southern section to the tallest element to the north, with the southern block relating to the scale and alignment of the adjacent Georgian town houses.

New landscaping will increase and enhance the public realm on St Vincent Street, bringing new life to the street and reinforcing pedestrian routes around the site. More green spaces on roof terraces at levels 9 and 11 will further boost biodiversity.

Glasgow’s traditional use of ceramic facades is reflected in the palette of green, teal, and turquoise terracotta cladding, set with in a limestone frame. The building will be bold and distinctive yet rooted in the city.

We have engaged with the local business community, which is suffering with the decline of office workers following the pandemic, and they widely welcomed the prospect of renewed investment and energy that the development will bring to the area.

Project details

Project name: 292 St Vincent Street

Location: Glasgow, UK

Scope: Architecture

Clients: Artisan Real Estate

Status: Live

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