Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

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Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby yoker brian » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:50 am

Does anyone know whats planned to be built on the site of the old Blythswood Motor Garage at the junction of Kelvinhaugh Street and Argyle Street?

I had noticed there was hoarding up around the building over the past few weeks but when I passed by this morning the building has been levelled to the ground.
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby The Egg Man » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:57 am

I heard it's to be student accomodation but I've not seen it written down anywhere.
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby The Egg Man » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:01 am

I have now. It's on Future Glasgow as

Argyle Street : Published : 20/11/10

Planning ref. - 10/02183/DC
Developer - Macdonald Estates
Architect - Yeoman McAlister
Height - 6 floors
Total flats -
Cost -
Location - 1175 Argyle St
Status - Proposed
Materials - Sandstone, slate & brick
Start date -
Completion date -
This proposal for student accommodation on the Argyle St/Kelvinhaugh St junction emphasises vertical window treatment to marry with neighbouring tenements.

There's a couple of artist's impressions.
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:27 pm

I passed by the site the other day too and was bowled over that it was flattened. As the 'showroom' it has stood on that spot for years but I never saw anyone go in or come out of it. It became somewhat iconic and was a great landmark for directions - you get to the gushet (probably strictly speaking it isn't a gushet) but it was a focal point if folks were looking for the Barrelhouse or whatever it's called now.

Another wee Glasgow institution bites the dust..... :|
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby beneld » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:45 pm

I was just walking by there today and was surprised as well.
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby RDR » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:24 am

Towards the end that showroom used to have a fairly eclectic mix of vehicles for sale.
I'm sure at one stage it was only dealing in vans and at another stage only dealing in classic cars or did I imagine that?
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby road_kill » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:48 pm

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2006 - Its iconic statement already somewhat diminished
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby The Egg Man » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:55 pm

beneld wrote:I was just walking by there today and was surprised as well.
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:11 pm

road_kill wrote:1963
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That's a fantastic find - never seen the showroom with the tenement above it before. It was 'removed' probably before my time or when I was a babe....(still am).

I think at one time it sold 'motorhomes' or little 'tourers' but it was a novel place - surprised in some ways that Alark Crnold never bought it over....
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby The Egg Man » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:28 pm

Can anyone decipher (or recall) the name above the Kelvinhaugh St entrance?
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:18 pm

road_kill wrote:1963
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2006 - Its iconic statement already somewhat diminished
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Another victory for the Philistines.
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby crusty_bint » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:41 am

nostalgia for the remains of a dropped tenement? nostalgia gone mad...

here's what's going up, courtesy of Mo

Mori wrote:Reference: 10/02183/DC Community Cnl: Yorkhill/Kelvingrove
Address: Site At 1175 Argyle Street Glasgow
Proposal: Erection of student accommodation with ground floor retail unit (Class 1)
Date Received: 06.09.2010 Date Valid: 28.09.2010
Applicant
Details:
MacDonald Estates Plc
Agent Details:
[url="http://www.ym-architects.com/pages/sub%20pages/news/news02.html"]Yeoman McAllister Architects[/url]
Waterside Studios Coltbridge Avenue EDINBURGH
Ward: Anderston/City Representation Expiry Date: 28.10.2010
Type: Full Planning Permission Level: Local Development
Case Officer: Mr I Mason, 0141 287 6019
Listing: Cons Area:
Map Reference: (E) 257012 (N) 665922

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YM architects gain consent for mixed use development in Argyle Street, Glasgow

Argyle Street as one of the main thoroughfares of Glasgow city centre combines both residential and commercial activity. Our proposal reinforces this character by making available good quality residential and retail accommodation. This is a modern addition which has been designed to engage positively with a successful street, both in terms of appearance and utility.

A simple palette of quality materials (including natural stone and natural slate) detailing and openings promote a sense of unity across the scheme. The coherent design also helps the development sit comfortably in the surrounding area, whilst acknowledging its listed neighbours, including the tenement blocks to the west and the Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church to the south.
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby beneld » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:23 am

The matching design could not have had a rounded corner to refer to the street corner and other gushets.
The building where the Goat is has this snub nose design and it does not look as good as the rounded original.
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby busdriver » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:24 am

The Egg Man wrote:Can anyone decipher (or recall) the name above the Kelvinhaugh St entrance?



"Blythswood Motors Ltd".

This is there new address and website: Link
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Re: Kelvinhaugh Street - Car Showroom

Postby The Egg Man » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:09 pm

Thanks.
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