East End, Glasgow
Winning Bid ·
In 2007 we were invited to form part of the design team on Dawn Group’s bid to Glasgow City Council for the Bellgrove site, a 5 hectare brown-field site adjacent the old meat-market in Glasgow’s East End. Bids were prepared by a high-calibre shortlist of developer-led teams and assessment was based on both price and the quality of the supporting urban and architectural proposals. Lead consultants were Page+Park who in view of the scale of the development elected to enrich the diversity of the proposals by co-opting two additional architects, a landscape architect and an urban designer to deal with key aspects of the site. Dawn’s bid was successful and land-purchase negotiations are in progress. studioKAP have ongoing responsibility for the social housing component of the proposals, presently comprising some 65 dwellings and a new child-care facility, focussed around the historic building and boundary wall elements that form the western edge of the site.