Plans submitted for Govan amenity housing development

A planning application has been submitted for a new affordable housing development designed for the elderly in Glasgow’s south side.

Working with MAST Architects, contractor CCG has submitted proposals to build up to 47 amenity flats on a site on the corner of Langlands Road and Golspie Street adjacent to Govan Cross Shopping Centre.

Proposals include a mix of 31 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom dwellings including five ground-floor plots capable of being adapted for wheelchair users. Spread across a series of two blocks connected by a communal amenity deck on the first-floor, CCG said residents can expect to have full lift-accessibility as well as parking for up to 15 vehicles.

CCG director Calum Murray said, “The supply of affordable, energy-efficient homes that are capable of supporting Scotland’s ageing population is becoming more important by the day. A site like Langlands, which has been led entirely by CCG’s in-house Developments team, with its immediate access to amenities and transport links, strikes a perfect blend of place-making and housing designed for particular needs.

“Govan is an area that CCG know well and we are confident that the proposals designed by MAST will contribute greatly to the local community.”

If given the green light, construction is intended to start next year with the development delivered to the ‘Glasgow Standard’ of space and environmental performance.

MAST Architects director Mark Johnstone added, “Langlands will provide much-needed warm and healthy homes whilst also helping to redefine a fragmented piece of local townscape. The addition of high-quality communal space in the form of the amenity deck is also a vital component in creating a modern design for the urban environment. MAST are delighted to be working with CCG to bring forward this prominent site, continuing our 40-year involvement in the provision of high quality homes in the Govan area.”