Charing Cross Property, Venlaw Tower Glasgow, Bath Street Offices, Scotland, Project

Charing Cross Glasgow : Venlaw Tower

Venlaw Tower Building design by ZM Architecture, Architect

14 Feb 2011

Venlaw Tower

Credential Charing Cross Ltd has submitted plans for a 19 storey (77.4m) tower at 359 Bath Street, Glasgow.

Known as the Venlaw Tower, the scheme comprises a curving façade of reflective glass curtain walling, concealing 83 one and two bedroom flats.

It is designed to repair the ragged streetscape around Charing Cross with pavement hugging retail and creates a vertical focal point to the M8 corridor.

Speculative studies into roofing over the M8 have proved fruitless however, there is insufficient air space to prevent an impediment to traffic. A raised deck was considered in light of this but such an approach would present its own complications for pedestrians.

ZM Architecture, the designers behind the scheme, stated: “The proposal closes an open undefined corner and responds to the curve of both Tay House and the drum of the Mitchell Library frontage. “The form becomes an expressive curve that works as a counterpoint to the formal rectangular repetition of the Seifert Tower.”

Charing Cross office tower

Design: Architect Richard Seifert

Zoo architects did a proposal for Charing Cross site in 2004

Development for Credential Charing Cross Ltd

Zoo architects is no more, part of the practice became ZM Architecture, based in Glasgow, Scotland.

Floating Village : ZM Architecture and Baca
Floating Village Glasgow
image courtesy of architects practice

Charing Cross Glasgow tower architect : Richard Seifert – London architectural practice famous for large-scale London property developments, most notably the Centre Point Tower on the south side of Oxford Street in the city centre.

Glasgow Transport Museum
Museum of Transport Glasgow
photograph : Alan McAteer

St Vincent Street Church
St Vincent Street Church
photo © Adrian Welch

Xscape Braehead
image from Xscape PR

Centre for Virus Research at University of Glasgow : Sheppard Robson
Glasgow Centre for Virus Research
image courtesy of architects practice

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