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Ruthven Lane Glasgow

Dowanside Lane Building Development, Strathclyde property design by riach partnership, Scotland

post updated 6 Mar 2021

Ruthven Lane

Mixed Use Development, Ruthven Lane, Glasgow
Date built: 2009
Design: riach partnership ltd, architects

Having secured full title of the land bounded by Ruthven Lane and Dowanside Lane, our clients were in the unique position of being able to consider a holistic approach to rejuvenating one of the key sites in Glasgow’s West End.

Ruthven Lane Glasgow Ruthven Lane
pictures from architect

Located to the west of Byres Road, the Ruthven Lane site is currently home to a collection of shabby lock ups and boutique retail units set within an inner block island, bounded by lanes which service the tenements of Ruthven Street and Dowanside Road.

Through partial demolition, our proposals for Ruthven Lane offer a mix of retail, leisure and office accommodation set around an internalised retail arcade and refocused central route.

The proposed new build elements are no taller than the buildings to the west (to be retained) and, recognising the sensitivity of their surrounding neighbours, the new buildings seek to provide a robust outer crust of solid wall mass with carefully considered openings which signal moments of activity and interest.

Ruthven Lane Development images / information from riach partnership ltd

Key Buildings in the city

SECC Glasgow
SECC Glasgow
photo : Richard Davies

Fort Shopping Centre

Burrell Collection


Glasgow School of Art Extension
Glasgow School of Art Extension
picture : Steven Holl Architects
Glasgow School of Art Extension

Buchanan Street

Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow
Radisson Hotel Glasgow
photo : Andrew Lee
Radisson Hotel Glasgow
Planning Application by North Planning & Development Ltd, reaction from architect Alan Dunlop.

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