Moore Street

Elder and Cannon Architects, Glasgow, 2009


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Moore Street facade, straight view 

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  • Moore Street facade, straight view    
  • Moore Street facade at dusk    
  • Moore Street facade    
  • Moore Street staircase    
  • Moore Street, view from distance    
  • Moore Street, corner view    
  • Moore Street, view along balcony    
  • Moore street Masterplan by RMA    
  • Ground floor south    
  • Upper floor south plan    
  • Typical upper floor plans    
  • Sections    
  • West elevation    
  • Short section north    
  • South elevation    
  • North elevation    

The master plan envisages a large communal pedestrian square in the centre of the site from which the four architects' developments are addressed

Four practices were invited to design a housing scheme around a courtyard with the shared entrance to the courtyard being the place where the entry phone to all flats is located. The effect of the whole scheme therefore is to privatise or semi-privatise the site into a series of linked courtyards. The entire perimeter is defined by a lignacite wall. Parking is restricted to the northern edge.

Elder and Cannon's development at Moore Street provides 24 affordable high quality residential units for sale and rent as part of the masterplan which organises buildings around a sequence of entry and amenity courtyards in a development which places an equal weight on the technical and social aspects of sustainability.

Arranged in two identical blocks, the dwellings face garden courtyards, allowing privacy for the main living spaces to enjoy the environmental benefits of substantial south facing glazing and the amenity of generous terrace balconies.

The circulation spaces dominate the north elevations where large glazed openings offer a suitable address to the street and give a clear identity and individuality for each block within the overall master plan.


  • Begun: Apr 2007
  • Completed: Nov 2009
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £93,180
  • Procurement: SBCC Standard Building Contract for Use in Scotland (Revised May 2006) with Contractors Design Portion (JCT 2005)
  • Address: Moore Street, Glasgow, G40 2DY, United Kingdom

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