Ruthven Lane Building, Architect, Project, Images, Design, Info
Ruthven Lane Glasgow
Dowanside Lane Building Development, Strathclyde – design by riach partnership, Scotland
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.
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
photo : Richard Davies
Glasgow School of Art Extension
picture : Steven Holl Architects
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