Dixon Street Tower, Images, Architect, Location, Scottish Building, Design
Dixon Street, Glasgow : Building
Tower in Glasgow by Page + Park Architects, Strathclyde, west of Scotland
Dixon Street Glasgow
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 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’.
Glasgow Central Station is located close by
image : David Churchill
Other Glasgow Tall buildings proposed include the tallest building in Scotland by the Elphinstone Group
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
photo © Adrian Welch
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