New apartments approved in Glasgow’s east end

GLASGOW City Council has given the green light to plans to transform a former gospel hall into residential accommodation in Dennistoun, in the city’s east end.

Approval was granted to developers Nixon Blue following changes to the initial proposals. The new residential build, at the corner of Finlay Drive and Armadale Street, will consist of of two and three-bedroom apartments with associated parking.

Nixon Blue initially proposed 31 flats – a mix of one, two and three-bedroom properties – with eight parking spaces. After taking into consideration local concerns, the plans have been adapted to comprise of 27 apartments and 15 parking spaces.

Managing director Richard McFadzean said, “We have worked with the city council planners to amend our proposal to reduce the number of apartments as well as increase the number of parking spaces available within our site. Having listened to concerns and worked with our architects, we have been able to amend our initial proposals.

“Working with Glasgow-based architects, Vellow Wood, our residences aim to complement the local surrounding buildings which are traditional Glasgow tenements. Our design needed to be complementary in mass and scale and includes features such as bay windows. Dennistoun is a popular residential area and our apartments will be attractive to all those looking to be close to the city centre while enjoying the vibrancy of the local area.”