Designed by Fitzsimons and delivered on behalf of Red Eye Developments, Glasgow-based property management and development companies, The Observatory comprises 19 one and two-bed luxury bespoke apartments including three duplex penthouses, each with its own private rooftop garden terrace as well as an additional communal rooftop garden accessible to all residents.
The Observatory was constructed on an existing brownfield site adjacent to existing 1800’s sandstone tenements as well as social hotspots The Rock Bar immediately and resident gardens.
The strategy of design focuses on the creation of a contemporary tenement building typology, maintaining a sense of continuity to fit in comfortably with the local environment. All the apartments within the project are built from a simple and robust palette of buff-coloured sandstone and rain screen cladding with full height, high-performance timber aluminium clad windows set in deep reveals animating the main street facades. Inside, the truly bespoke apartments feature an array of exceptional touches: a secure HD video entry system, designer fixtures and fittings, high-efficiency energy solutions, luxury kitchen and bathroom design offering an abundance of space with open plan living and kitchen arrangements, a feature fireplace and an en-suite bathroom for every bedroom.
Red Eye Developments
Herald Property Awards 2015 Development of the Year