Plans approved for “bespoke” Giffnock development

An artist’s rendering of the site

HOUSEBUILDER Mactaggart & Mickel Homes has been given planning permission for six bespoke homes on the site of a former bowling club in Giffnock.

The development will be built on the site of the Whitecraigs bowling club, with the former ‘art deco’ pavilion acting as its centrepiece The pavilion will be retained, adapted and extended to create a bungalow-style family home.

Mactaggart & Mickel Homes created the Broom Estate in the 1930s and these new homes will incorporate the same architecture, as to blend into the conservation area.

All properties will be detached with white walls, red brick bases and tall chimneys. The homes will include one three-bedroom home, one four-bedroom home and four five-bedroom homes, all with private driveways and garages.

Local MSP Jackson Carlaw commented, “Mactaggart & Mickel Homes are a local company with strong links within this community – having built the highly regarded Broom Estate. I’m delighted the plans have been approved to sympathetically develop just six homes on this iconic site, which is perfectly in keeping with the character of this conservation area.”

Andrew Mickel, director at Mactaggart & Mickel Group added, “We are proud of our heritage within this local area. We received fantastic feedback from the community about our plans for this new development and we look forward to writing the next chapter of the Broom Estate’s lasting legacy by creating stylish, quality homes for the next generation of families to enjoy.”

Work is due to begin on site in autumn 2019.