Milestone for Pollokshaws regeneration plans

A planning application has been submitted for the next stage in the regeneration of Glasgow’s Pollokshaws area, which is expected to bring a jobs boost to the local area during the construction phase.

Developers Urban Union and architects and town planners Barton Willmore have lodged plans with Glasgow City Council. They include proposals for 137 residential properties, landscaping and associated drainage and infrastructure works.

The aim is to create an urban village on the site located between Shawbridge and Pollokshaws Road. If successful, the property mix will include 77 new homes including two, three, four and five-bedroom terraced properties, as well as 60 one and two-bedroom apartments.

Neil McKay, managing director of Urban Union said, “Since purchasing the site at Pollokshaws earlier this year we’ve been working closely with architects and town planners, Barton Willmore, to create a robust planning application which meets the needs of the local area.  Drawing on our experience at Laurieston in Glasgow and our sites in Perth and Edinburgh, we are confident our proposals will deliver high quality homes which combine superior architecture and urban design. We eagerly anticipate starting work on the site in 2018.”

The site, which formerly occupied high and low rise blocks, is one of eight Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRA) in Glasgow earmarked for regeneration as part of the Transforming Communities: Glasgow (TC: G) programme, a partnership between Glasgow Housing Association (GHA), Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.

Stuart Bishop, head of Barton Willmore’s architecture team in Scotland added, “We’re delighted to be supporting Urban Union on the Pollokshaws development, further strengthening our design portfolio in Glasgow. Our team of architects, town planners and landscape architects have produced an extremely high quality design for a new urban village, which will provide a diverse range of private housing.

“It will offer a contemporary way of living, alongside vibrant public parks, with the added bonus of being a stone’s throw away from the superb Pollok Country Park.”