St. Andrew's Square, Glasgow

St. Andrew's Square, Glasgow, Scotland

 This morning, I toured a concentrated part of Glasgow which dates back to medieval times and known as the Saltmarket. Focus was on the local architecture which spans a period of some 260 years.

Above is St. Andrew’s Church  (1739) set in St. Andrew’s Square, one of the first such residential squares in Glasgow. The Square was designed by William Hamilton and dates from 1786-8. However, the original buildings were demolished in the 1980s but resinstated using a new Black Pasture sandstone Georgian style facade. The residential buildings were re-built in sympathy with the Georgian church at the centre as illustrated in the image immediately below.

St. Andrew's Square, Glasgow

St. Andrew's Square, Glasgow, Scotland

 Next, we jump forward to around 2000 and the modern (mainly residential) architecture used to regenerate the inner city, 1.5 acre brownfield site between St. Andrew’s Square and Glasgow Green

Modern Architecture, Lanark Street

Modern Architecture, Lanark Street, Glasgow

 Here is a small block of four flats and two maisonettes in a rendered tower both with access to a roof garden. ( Lanark Street.)

Modern Architecture, Glasgow

Modern Architecture, Glasgow, Scotland

 This Ushida Findlay building utilises hexagonal geometry to form a tower to nearby Glasgow Green with terraces stepping down to link with Lanark Lane.

Ushida Findlay Block, Lanark Street

Ushida Findlay Block, Lanark Street, Glasgow

 Here is a ‘grand apartment’ block with all the units having views in tow directions to capture all available sunshine- a valuable comodity in Glasgow!

Homes for the Future, Saltmarket

Homes for the Future, Saltmarket, Glasgow

 Here is the Justiciary Court Extension, Jocelyn Square which dates from 1997 ( TPS Consultants). Features a tempietto-type Doric circular portico with sandstone columns mounted on granite plinths.

Justiciary Court Extension, Glasgow

Justiciary Court Extension, Glasgow, Scotland

A fascinating learning experience covering just one small aspect of Glasgow’s rich portfolio of architecture

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