TRONGATE Transformation Includes Victorian Facade

3 May, 2024 | Listed / Historic Buildings

THE restored facade of a Victorian warehouse at the massive Candleriggs Quarter development can be viewed now that scaffolding has been removed.

The B-listed building at 140 Trongate dated from 1875. The facade has been absorbed into the 346-unit rental flats element of the project, which also includes a 500-bedroom hotel.

The sandstone façade was taken apart so that the masonry could be repaired in a controlled environment before being reassembled onsite.

City officials approved demolition of the derelict structure in 2021.

Their report stated: “Whilst the ground floor remains partially occupied, the remainder of the building has been vacant for over a decade and this is reflected in its current poor (and in some areas dangerous) condition.

“The limited occupancy of the building is also quite strikingly evident in the treatment of the façade, which almost appears as two separate buildings, due to the fact that the occupied portion of the building has been more recently painted.”

Demolition in progress in April 2021

“The applicant did much to develop the design detailing of the proposed buildings in response to the surrounding historic and modern context and made a significant effort to incorporate the listed façade within the development through an innovative design solution which fully utilises the façade in the composition of the new street landscape.

“It is considered that the strategy adopted by the applicant’s design team is acceptable.”

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