Douglas Street

Within the traditional sandstone context of Glasgow's business district Riach have completed proposals for a small-scale residential development at 121 Douglas Street.

Borrowing from the existing urban grain of the street, the proposals considered scale and massing whilst combining a complimentary palette of materials with full height glazing and glass balustrades onto Douglas Street.

Effectively bounded on three sides by neighbouring gables, the design sought to maximise its frontage by orientating the main living space and bedrooms towards the street with the circulation and service space positioned towards the back of the plan.

The development provides a compact commercial unit at ground floor with five two bedroom apartments above and a generous one bedroom penthouse apartment on the top floor. At this level, the building steps in from the established building line providing a full length roof terrace above the strong stone mass of the building's principle elevation.




  • Project: Douglas Street
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Client: Private Developer
  • Status: Completed