110 Queen Street plans submitted
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:10
Cooper Cromar Architects and BAM Properties have submitted a
planning application for the £28.5m redevelopment of
110 Queen Street.
Providing 143,000sq/ft of accommodation over nine levels the development is being sold as an attempt to reinstate the building line of Ingram Street and Queen Street whilst enhancing pedestrian flow from Buchanan Street to the Merchant City - via a rounded form and street level retail.
This latter element will be highlighted via a series of aluminium fins running parallel to the basecourse.
The primary entrance for office workers meanwhile has been positioned opposite Royal Exchange Square, in order to further animate the important public space.
To handle the abrupt juxtaposition of black glass curtain walling and the ornate blonde stonework of neighbouring properties Cooper Cromar have devised a recessive 'shadowgap' comprising a black granite transitional strip.
The upper portion of the rear elevation, which will be prominent from George Square, comprises a wall of dark grey metal panels, ostensibly to visually marry with the lead roofing of Lomond House.
A redundant bank building on the existing site is already in process of being stripped in anticipation of its demolition being given the green light by planners.