Transforming Glasgow’s old Meat Market into a contextually sensitive interpretation of tenement blocks
Forming part of the Glasgow City Council (GCC) Meat Market masterplan, the 2.25 hectare site is being transformed with a residential proposal of 252 dwellings and a ground-level commercial unit. 20 of the new homes will be wheelchair accessible and located on the ground floor.
The Meat Market masterplan aims to extend the ribbon of development and connectivity between the city centre and the east end. The delivery seeks to focus on the regeneration of large areas of Glasgow and bring new life to the city by creating new infrastructure, offices, jobs and homes.
Situated immediately south-west of the Dennistoun Conservation Area, the area has special architectural and historical significance with origins of the cattle market dating back to the early 19th century. Collaborating closely with GCC, an architectural and landscape design has been carefully interwoven to ensure the new community includes quality public realm and green space within the site and the surrounding area.
– 252 high-quality, sustainable residential dwellings ranging from one-bed to two-bed apartments, of which all are offered at affordable mid-market rent.
– A 300 sqm corner, ground-floor commercial unit as well as ancillary facilities with associated landscaping and public realm.
– The buildings have been positioned to create a strong street frontage of six-storeys and have been articulated with emphasis on neighbouring buildings on Duke Street and Bellgrove Street in mind to provide a strong visual connection and contemporary interpretation.
– The street elevations have been divided into 3 distinct parts with the use of cladding at the top, brickwork with offset windows and surrounds (middle) and projecting brick detailing to reflect traditional rustication at the bottom.
– Aluminium and steel balconies reflect the metal cladding and portal frame of the existing Meat Market sheds and compliment the colour of the cladding.
– 130 electric vehicle charging spaces including the provision of 20 wheelchair accessible spaces alongside 318 dedicated internal cycle storage units.
We intend to put family at the heart of these new homes and create an environment for them to flourish. All homes will be bright, spacious and built to the highest modern standards while reflecting the historic feel of the surrounding Glasgow tenements.
Stuart Dixon, Head of Development at Home Group in Scotland