Dumbarton Road, Yoker, Glasgow, Building, Architect, Image, Award, Design
Dumbarton Road Housing, Yoker, Glasgow
New Scottish Housing design by PagePark Architects, Scotland
post updated 21 December 2021
1967-1969 Dumbarton Road
Design: PagePark Architects
Photographs © Andrew Lee
Dumbarton Road, Yoker
GIA Annual Design Awards 2008
Residential Category: Commendation
This Yoker residential property project comprises twin blocks, housing predominantly old and ex-homeless persons, that infill a gap site in a long row of 4-storey red sandstone tenements on the south side of the main route between Glasgow and the west highlands.
The opening between the blocks allows light into the dark street and retains open south views across the shipyard and the river beyond. Corner located stair windows provide a day- and night-time focal point to the long views from either direction to become a landmark in the approach to the city.
Parking for 50% of units has been achieved at basement level by excavation down by a full storey to the level of adjoining back-courts, the associated costs putting pressure on achieving a high number of units. The building shape allows for full utilisation of the site with six flats at each level – three per building – whilst enabling each to have some view to the river and the south without placing all sleeping areas to face the busy road.
Between the blocks is a steel structure with open grille floor panels that provide an amenity deck for residents, allowing ventilation and light into the basement parking, whilst partially screening the cars from the flats above.
Project: 1967-1969 Dumbarton Road
Location: Yoker, Glasgow
Client: Loretto Housing Association
Architect: Page \ Park Architects
Structural Engineer: Clyde Design Partnership
Quantity Surveyor: Neilson Binnie-McKenzie
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image : David Churchill
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photo © Andrew Lee
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photo © Adrian Welch
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photo : Keith Hunter
photo © AW
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