Monteith is a 49 unit housing project for Thenue Housing Association in the east-end of Glasgow. The site presented an opportunity to restore a neglected city block and to revitalise the listed Monteith Hotel, that sits on one corner of the site.
The site lies between the busy London Road to the north and Glasgow Green to the south and the new-build element of the project provided 43 flats for social rent, including wheelchair accessible units, arranged around a central courtyard to give security and enclosure. Every unit benefits from an enclosed ‘winter-garden’ balcony, many of which overlook Glasgow Green, the central courtyard or an area of landscaping to the west of the site.
The Monteith Hotel is the only surviving remnant of an imposing classical terrace that used to line the northern edge of Glasgow Green. It had undergone many changes during its life from a private house to hostel accommodation. Our conversion involved restoring the historic fabric in line with guidance from Historic Environment Scotland and re-establishing the grand internal volumes of the building that had been subdivided over the years. This work provided 6 generously proportioned flats for social rent, all taking advantage of the location overlooking Glasgow Green and working with the historic layout of the building.