Lead Partner: Margaret Blackwood Housing Association Limited
Project Team: Architects: Collective Architecture, Glasgow
Project HistoryClick an image to enlarge
Pacific Quay & SECC, Finnieston
The site was formerly parking and garages adjacent to Margaret
Blackwood Housing Association's sheltered housing complex,
Ballantrae Court, on Argyle Street. A five-storey brick
tenement building has been erected, with a zinc-covered mansard
roof with the sixth floor contained within the roof.
The building provides 23 two-bedroom flats and one
one-bedroom flat, all of which will be designed around the needs of
people who use wheelchairs.
The building rehouses the present tenants of Ballantrae Court
and allow the Association to redevelop the older site and provide
additional barrier-free housing which will meet the needs and
aspirations of disabled people in the 21st century.
There are seven parking bays suitable for disabled people
and space for six electric mobility scooters or buggies.
Between 2003 and 2014 Clyde Waterfront was a strategic
partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish
Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire
Councils. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and
environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from
Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.