Workshops Clydebank

GM + AD architects, Clydebank, 2005

 

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Facades are clad in coloured fibre-cement panels, gold anodised-aluminium panels and discrete elements of translucent polycarbonate 

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  • Facades are clad in coloured fibre-cement panels, gold anodised-aluminium panels and discrete elements of translucent polycarbonate    
  • The workshops can be seen as a pioneering species invading a disturbed piece of ground    
  •  Concept sketches exploring layout of typical unit and introduction of toplight    
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  • The enclave presents a defensive,  if considered, face to the community0    
  • Facades are clad in coloured fibre-cement panels, gold anodised-aluminium panels and discrete elements of translucent polycarbonate    
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  • Massing  is defined by overlapping volumes    
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  • The enclave presents a defensive,  if considered, face to the community0    
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  • Utilitarian interiors    
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  • Site plan    
  •  Concept sketches exploring layout of typical unit and introduction of toplight    
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  • Stitching samples from  the Singer sewing company     
  • Gift-wrapped architecture?     
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Development that provides small industrial units suitable for start-up or small businesses

The development comprises 1,600m2 of small industrial workshops. A total of 21 industrial units were created in three blocks and range in size from 44 to 177m2.

The single-storey buildings are steel framed and finished externally with rainscreen cladding designed to a higher specification than the usual speculative industrial development.

Two principal materials have been selected for the cladding, Eternit panels, which are pre-coated and screen printed with a 'Singer' stitching pattern, and gold anodised aluminium panels. There are also areas of triple wall polycarbonate glazing with coloured feature lighting behind.

Data

  • Begun: Aug 2004
  • Completed: Oct 2005
  • Floor area: 1,596m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £1.7M
  • Tender date: Sep 2004
  • Procurement: SBCC designed portion with quantities
  • Address: John Knox Street, Clydebank, G81 1ND, United Kingdom

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