Anderston Phase 4 & 5, Glasgow by Collective Architecture

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a2/a2f1bd4bca12c722495801ca07d86f6b.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://www.collectivearchitecture.com/" >Collective Architecture</a> has completed Anderston Phases 4 &amp; 5 on behalf of Sanctuary Scotland. This marks the completion of the overall regeneration of Anderston, a process which has taken 14 years to complete. The final phase provides an additional 206 new build flats, with a mixed tenure of social rent and mid-market rent.
  Collective Architecture’s design for the final two phases reinstates an important section of Argyle Street that was removed in the 1960’s as part of the Comprehensive Redevelopment of Anderston. Argyle Street was an important historic route into the city centre that became disconnected by the construction of the Kingston Bridge and the associated demolition and redevelopment of the Victorian tenements in the Anderston area. The site was redeveloped in the 1960’s with system built 11 storey slab blocks of flats that ignored the historic street pattern and dealt with the significant level changes across the site Continue reading "Anderston Phase 4 & 5, Glasgow by Collective Architecture"

East Calder Partnership Centre by Collective Architecture

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/04/041bfd3bb1a8d3309b1624cfdd741f2b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Collective Architecture has recently 
completed a new £3.5m Partnership Centre in East Calder, for West Lothian Council. The Partnership Centre brings together the currently dispersed services in East Calder into a centrally located hub. Services provided in the new facility include; the East Calder Community Library, Community Education & Resource Centre and changing facilities/breakout spaces for the local sports clubs. Building proposals were developed in parallel with a masterplanning strategy, which aimed to establish a green link through the town centre site and across Main Street. The green link is proposed as a shared space, which will create a new Civic Centre for East Calder, connecting the playing fields in the east and the River Almond to the west.
The two primary building uses of the library and community multi-purpose halls provide the opportunity to create a distinct building form of two volumes, which have been arranged around a Continue reading "East Calder Partnership Centre by Collective Architecture"

Paisley: The Secret Collection by Collective Architecture

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tl/tlavlnzfh9iswjl2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Collective Architecture and client Renfrewshire Council are delighted to reveal Scotland's first high street museum store in Paisley. The facility is set within a prime town centre property (a former Littlewoods department store) helping to revitalise the High Street and provide convenient access with its central location. Renfrewshire Council has started achieving their goal of bringing culture and creativity back to Paisley, breathing new life into its historic town centre.
This refurbishment has created a state-of-the-art Museum Store that safely houses Renfrewshire Council museum collections in specially climate-controlled conditions. It also facilitates behind-the-scenes visits for school groups, interested parties and researchers, thus opening up the full collection to the wider public. This enables a more complex and meaningful service for the public and curators alike, not previously possible under the old arrangements.
The project was developed through extensive consultatio...

Barmulloch Residents Centre, Glasgow, Scotland by Collective Architecture

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i5/i5uucvg3kek9h8dd.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i5/i5uucvg3kek9h8dd.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i5/i5uucvg3kek9h8dd.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i5/i5uucvg3kek9h8dd.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The new Barmulloch Residents Centre opened in 2017 and was principally funded by The Big Lottery Growing Community Assets Fund. The centre is designed to be highly sustainable and provide flexible activity spaces to meet the needs and aspirations of local residents.
The building uses innovative glulam timber frame construction and locally sourced sandstone, providing a thermally efficient building fabric.  Air source heat pumps provide underfloor heating throughout to reduce running costs and sustain the building well into the future.
The new centre has been carefully crafted to provide a landmark hub to serve the surrounding community and its future generations. Client Statement: Barmulloch Community Development Company (BCDC) Client Statement: Barmulloch Community Development Company (BCDC)
In 1957 a group of local tenants built a large hall with their own hands for new residents in what was then one of Glasgow’s new housing schemes. It was the first, and for Continue reading "Barmulloch Residents Centre, Glasgow, Scotland by Collective Architecture"

Toronto Primary School, West Lothian, Scotland by Collective Architecture


As part of West Lothian Council’s ambitious schools programme, Collective Architecture has delivered a new purpose built extension at Toronto Primary School in Livingston. The proposed expansion and development of the school’s facilities has maintained the unique physical character and immediacy of the school’s grounds and green avenues whilst reinforcing the internal pedestrian street. The existing classrooms are formed around central sunroom clusters, with the central spine knitting together each level and activity zone. The proposed development interlocks with this inner street and in turn provide a new DDA compliant, accessible main entrance to the school. The development comprises of a new monolithic textured precast concrete Games Hall that opens to the school playing fields. The textured concrete band is punctured only at high level by way of a sandblasted pattern across Reglit apertures, conveying the pattern of the surrounding tree lined avenue. The concrete wraps the entire ...

Sightill Housing Regeneration by Collective Architecture

Glasgow Housing Association commissioned the design team to develop proposals for one of three
sites allocated for the reprovision of housing for tenants across five high rise blocks in Sighthill,
North Glasgow.
The Sighthill redevelopment provides 141 new build houses and flats, making use of a mostly
vacant site, following the demolition of a high rise block and low rise maisonettes. The remaining
buildings have become run down and isolated, connected by redundant poor quality infrastructure.
The issues of fragmentation and a lack of clear delineation of public and private space were
priorities to be addressed in the new housing design. The site strategy therefore creates three
distinctive urban blocks, creating new north-south streets connecting the existing roads.
These new blocks respond to the scale of the existing flats and provide complete streets with clear
definition of public and private space. The north and south edges to the site are defined by flatted
blocks, with terraced houses...

Glasgow Women’s Library by Collective Architecture

Collective Architecture won a limited competition to redevelop a Category B' listed library in Bridgeton, Glasgow for The Glasgow Women’s Library. The library, built on 1903, is one of seven “Carnegie” libraries donated to the city. A local landmark, the building is grand in appearance with feature bays, intricate ornamentation and beautifully carved statues. Glasgow Women’s Library provides a major resource for the City of Glasgow, Scotland and beyond. Their reputation extends nationally with a growing membership and volunteer team. The archive collection has steadily expanded, with items on display for public view and has gained growing importance through its accredited museum status. The library, refurbished for the Glasgow Women’s Library, now caters for an organisation with a national reputation, and provides accommodation which is capable of hosting major events, screenings, talks, exhibitions, as well as offering support services for people across Glasgow. Throughout the design...