• Luxury Duplex apartment on the 5th Floor of this purpose built apartment building
• Award Winning designed apartment complex
• Situated in the thriving Cowcaddens area
• Dedicated concierge service
• Open Views from the south facing balcony area over the City Centre
• Large open plan double height lounge, kitchen and dining area
• Floor to ceiling glazing, oak hardwood floors and modern décor to Lounge
• 2 Large double bedrooms (en suite shower and walk in wardrobe suite to master)
• Fully fitted white high gloss kitchen with integrated appliances
• Large modern bathroom
• Private and secure Resident’s Parking with one dedicated parking spaces
• Fully factored and well-appointed common areas
Berisfords are pleased to introduce to the market this larger than usual fully furnished duplex property in the Matrix Building in Glasgow City Centre. Close to all amenities and transport links, this wonderful apartment is accessed from a security entrance gate on Cowcaddens Road which provides access to a Residents’ Courtyard Garden. The Cowcaddens Road apartment block is accessed past the on-site concierge through another security access door which leads to the stair and lift.
The apartment is on the 5th Floor of the building and consists of large open plan lounge with full width and full height glazing on to the open balcony space facing the City Centre. There are fully automated blinds to the entire glazing screen for privacy in the evening. The main reception room boasts high ceilings, designer kitchen and private full width balcony affording views over the city, two double bedrooms (master en-suite), dressing room and separate bathroom.
The property also benefits from gas central heating, private secure parking and a concierge service. This is truly an ideal property for the city based professional. The apartment has a total floor area in excess of 97m2.
History of Property
The Matrix development consists of 73 apartments and was completed in 2004 by AWG Residential Limited based on a Glasgow City Council competition winning scheme designed by Davis Duncan Architects. The construction cost was believed to be in the region of £8.3 million. The triangular site fronts the major road junction between Cowcaddens Road to the southern boundary and Port Dundas Road to the west. McPhater Street lies to the northern boundary.
The Matrix brief requested a mix of flat types with the opportunity for a Ground Floor element incorporating retail or office accommodation. The sloping nature of the site from the high point at the west of Cowcaddens Road down to the northern edge at McPhater Street allows the lower ground floor to be developed as car parking and ancillary accommodation accessed from McPhater Street whilst still allowing the main entrance to be at Ground level accessed off Cowcaddens Road.
The design comprises of 3 distinct blocks formed around a central landscaped courtyard; the Cowcaddens Road block draws strong references from the sectional layering developed by Corbusier’s Unite d’Habitation where 2 separate L shaped apartments are wrapped around a centrally positioned internal corridor to create interlocking duplex apartments. Aside from the spatial variety which this design creates, from a development perspective it minimises both horizontal and vertical circulation space whilst maximises spaces within the individual apartments.
If the inspiration for the internal sequencing of spaces was inspired by Unite d’Habitation, the building is expressed externally with a mix of the colour palette from Corbusier’s Armee du Salut merged with the composition from the Swiss Pavilion and the Secretariat Building in Chandigarh. However instead of merging planes and forms in dense concrete, the Matrix achieves the same effect through the use of differently coloured glass which is both recessed behind an Eternit grey panelling system and set flush with the main façade on the glazed balustrade. The use of layered colouring and texture was carefully considered to create Artwork in built form which was used as the basis of the winning competition design.
The courtyard garden forms the central focus for each of the 3 blocks and is designed as the communal centre of the development through which all residents must pass before entry is gained to the respective blocks.
LOUNGE – An elegant bright Lounge with access to 2 balconies to the South and East with amazing views over the south side of the city. Oak Hardwood flooring throughout. 2 large white leather sofas with wall cabinets for TV and Audio to one side. Sky, Freeview digital satellite and digital FM reception provision. Large glass dining table with chairs set adjacent to the main balcony to provide wonderful aspect when dining. Full Gas Central Heating
KITCHEN – Set to the rear of the open plan Living, Eating space this luxury fitted kitchen is finished in a beech effect with integrated appliances incorporating concealed lighting, integrated dish washer, and washer dryer. Stainless steel hob, extractor hood, & steel oven/ grill. Large integrated fridge freezer. Ample work surfaces and storage. Tiled flooring throughout the kitchen area. Ample power outlets. Fully equipped with all crockery, plates, etc.
BEDROOM 1 / En Suite – Another elegant and bright double sized bedroom with views North to the rear of the City. Walk in wardrobe suite with full height built in oak wardrobes leading to fully tiled en suite bathroom. TV point. Beige fully fitted deep pile carpet in bedroom. Generously proportioned fully tiled En suite off bedroom with large walk in shower, designer back to wall WC and WHB. Shaver point.
BEDROOM 2 – Generously sized double bedroom on lower level with views to the north of the city. Walk in under stair cupboard. Beige fully fitted deep pile carpet. 2 No single beds (can be joined to form a single bed). Ample power points
BATHROOM White 3 piece designer bathroom suite. Full wall and floor tiling. Heated floor. Extractor fan, shaver point. Tiled floor. Large elegant mirror over wash hand basin. Recessed lighting throughout.
Council Tax Band: Band F
Landlord Registration: 23710/260/26071
Parking: Private Secure Underground Residents’ Parking (1 space allocated)
EPC Rating: C (Ref: 7300-3222-0220-7097-1913)
To view Call: 0141 582 1230
- Address: Glasgow
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Area: Cowcaddens
- Phone Number: 0141 582 1230
- Available For Rental: Yes