Developer to deliver 137 new homes in Pollokshaws

URBAN Union has received planning permission to build 137 new homes in Pollokshaws, Glasgow.

The ‘Pollokshaws Living’ urban village will comprise 77 homes – a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom terraced properties – and 60 one and two-bedroom apartments. The proposals also include landscaping, open space, parking and associated drainage and infrastructure works.

Urban Union acquired the land, located between Shawholm Crescent and Shawbridge Street, last year. The firm said work is due to start later this summer based on a design from Barton Willmore.

Neil McKay, managing director at Urban Union said, “Our plans for Pollokshaws Living will create a number of high quality homes and apartments and we are confident the local community will be immensely proud of the new urban village. Our team has significant experience in delivering award-winning regeneration projects, including at Laurieston Living in the Gorbals, and we look forward to delivering another successful long-term project for the people of Pollokshaws.”

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 a partnership between Glasgow Housing Association, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.

Jon Parry, associate architect at Barton Willmore added, “The new housing development at Pollokshaws has been designed by Barton Willmore’s integrated team bringing together architects, town planners and landscape architects. We have placed a strong emphasis on quality and connectivity using the local knowledge of our new Glasgow office. It’s exciting to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strengthen and reinvigorate this important area of Glasgow, once home to a range of low and high rise blocks. Our plans include vibrant public realm spaces and a well-considered streetscape that connects extremely well into the surrounding context, with easy access to the open countryside of Pollok Country Park.”