Plans unveiled for build of ‘groundbreaking’ Finnieston high-rise

THE build of a ‘groundbreaking’ ultra-low carbon residential block is being proposed for the Finnieston area of Glasgow.

Holmes Miller is behind the plans for the high rise, with the architecture firm intending on collaborating with Kelvin Properties on the project – following a successful partnership on a 20-property development at the nearby Kent Road.

Earmarked for Houldsworth Street, the firm said that the location would be well placed for access to the Hydro and the plethora of bars and restaurants in Finnieston. The development would be made up of a mix of one and two bedroom flats in a ‘dramatic’ 12 storey block.

Plans show that it would be a car-free project, with it offering 125% cycle storage, a green travel plan and two electric rental car spaces. The building envelope is proposed to have high levels of insulation, and ultra-high levels of air tightness – supported by a whole-house heat recovery ventilation system in each flat.

Further proposals show that there would be no gas in the building, with all heat and hot water provided by air source heat pumps; electricity would be generated by a significant amount of photovoltaic panels; residents would have access to a ‘generously’ landscaped backcourt and a ‘spectacular’ rooftop landscaped deck, as well as every flat having a private balcony space.