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

post updated 1 December 2023

Mixed Use Development, Ruthven Lane, Glasgow

Date built: 2009

Design: riach partnership ltd, architects

post updated 6 Mar 2021

Having secured full title of the land bounded by Ruthven Lane and Dowanside Lane, the clients for riach partnership 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.

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Dowanside Lane Mixed Use Development pictures from architect studio

Ruthven Lane

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, the proposals for Ruthven Lane by riach partnership 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

Glasgow West End Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow West End Property Designs – recent Strathclyde architectural selection below:

University of Glasgow ARC
University of Glasgow Advanced Research Centre building
photo courtesy of UoG
University of Glasgow Advanced Research Centre

Kelvin Hall television and film studio, West End
Design: Reiach and Hall Architects
Kelvin Hall television and film studio vision

Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf
Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf flats
image courtesy of Drum Property Group
Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf

Strathclyde Building Designs

Strathclyde Properties – key building selection:

St Enoch Centre Glasgow Redevelopment
St Enoch Centre Glasgow Redevelopment

SECC Glasgow

Burrell Museum


Glasgow School of Art Extension
Glasgow School of Art Competition

Buchanan Street

Fort Shopping Centre

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

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