Speirs Locks Studio Glasgow, Building, Scotland, Garscube Rd Development, Architect, Design

Speirs Locks Studio, Glasgow

Garscube Road Building Development – design by Malcolm Fraser Architects

19 May 2011

Speirs Locks Studio

Design: Malcolm Fraser Architects

Speirs Locks Studio Building

Four, nondescript, 1980s portal frame buildings have been skilfully and economically transformed into new technical teaching areas, including design studios, teaching rooms, a wardrobe department with paint, timber and stage workshops for the Royal Academy of Music and Drama.

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It is a strongly detailed transformation with an industrial aesthetic. Access is organised on two levels providing views down to the workshops from the upper level. A separate entrance facilitates access to four new, naturally lit, studios for students of contemporary ballet and musical theatre. The building has been re-roofed, and new windows and profiled cladding further enhance its energy efficiency. A large, brightly painted sign, direct onto the existing brickwork marks the advent of this important new cultural asset for this area of Glasgow.

Speirs Locks Studios – Building Information

Location: Speirs Locks Studio, Garscube Road, Glasgow, G4
Architect: Malcolm Fraser Architects
Client: RSAMD
Contractor: Thomas Johnstone
Structural Engineer: Struer Consulting Engineers
Contract Value: £3.25m
Date of completion: Aug 2010
Gross internal area: 3,480 sqm

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