Hyndland House at Dumbarton Road, Glasgow

Carson & Partners

A corner site on Dumbarton Road provides the termination point for traditional Victorian tenemental form running east-west and north-south. A small urban park sits north of Dumbarton Road and provides a leafy outlook, and a soft edge to the built form surrounding it. The design reinforces the street edge and makes reference to the tenemental form that steps down Hyndland Street, with dropping storey heights from 6-storeys to the corner of Dumbarton Road/ Keith Street to 4-storeys at Walker Street.

To make this a successful and sustainable scheme the space had to be considered from the inside out, as well as considering the view looking back. The existing tenemental form establishes strong horizontal lines within the streetscape and the fascia and floor levels seeks to tie into these lines.

The quality of the external materials were important to the Client and Planners alike and the natural stone has been carefully selected to provide a clean, contemporary, durable and sustainable finish.

The building delivers 4,000sqft ground floor retail space and 174-student rooms organised in a hotel style layout. Each room is en-suite and each cluster shares a communal living/ kitchen/ dining space. The ground floor uses comprise student rooms, facilities management offices and amenity/ tertiary spaces and retail. This mix at ground floor allows a presence 24-hours each day, in turn creating a populated and self-policed environment, benefiting the residents and wider community.


Hyndland House
10 Hyndland House
United Kingdom


Mark Philp


Alumno Developments Limited


September 2015


Contract Value



  • Residential