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Dixon Street, Glasgow : Building

Tower in Glasgow by Page + Park Architects, Strathclyde, west of Scotland

Dixon Street Glasgow

Glasgow Skyscraper

Dixon Tower – Aug 2005 Update

New rendering of PagePark Architects’ Dixon Tower: the scheme received planning permission but PagePark Architects await Conservation Area Consent.

For the Dixon Street Partnership

The scheme was granted Planning Permission on 12th July 2005. Normally a decision on Conservation Area Consent follows after 28 days but Historic Scotland have asked for an extension to their period of consideration.

Page + Park Glasgow
image by Page & Park Architects: View from Buchanan Street towards the Clyde

Page + Park Architects, Glasgow, submitted a 46-unit tower for planning approval in Sep 2004.

The developer for the Tower has formed the Dixon Street Partnership specifically for this development. The new building is located on the corner of Dixon Street and Clyde Street and on axis with Buchanan Street.

The Dixon Street Tower is 15 storeys to the North but steps down to 8 storeys towards the River Clyde. The tower has a semi-amorphic facade wtih undulations and indents. Bizarrely it has been christened the ‘McGherkin’ by some (according to the Press) despite having none of the ‘purity’ of Foster & Partners‘ Swiss Re skyscraper in London – nicknamed the ‘Erotic Gherkin’.

The RFACS is reviewing the project. Close by is the proposed Unicorn Tower on Clyde street by gm+ad architects:

Scottish Architecture

This – Alan Dunlop states – follows on from the 13 storey icon building by other Glasgow architects, Elder and Cannon, for Glasgow developer Strathallan (based in Giffnock)

Glasgow Central Station is located close by

The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse Glasgow
image : David Churchill

The Dixon Street Partnership is working with Page + Park Architects on a housing scheme at St Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow

Glasgow Buildings

Other Glasgow Tall buildings proposed include the tallest building in Scotland by the Elphinstone Group

Glasgow Armadillo
Clyde Auditorium
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Glasgow Harbour
Glasgow Harbour
photo © Adrian Welch


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