Affordable homes plan unveiled for Glasgow’s Mosspark Boulevard


SOUTHSIDE Housing Association has submitted plans to redevelop the former United Reformed Church Site on Mosspark Boulevard in Glasgow.

The registered social landlord is proposing to deliver an affordable housing development comprising 35 homes for social rent and associated amenity space.

The plans are said to include pedestrian and cycle routes, as well as city-wide sustainable transport strategies. The new homes comprise a mix of one, two and three-bedroom flats, including 10% adaptable standard accommodation.

The materiality of the proposed residential block has been described as responding to the local architectural character of the area. The proposal draws from the local tenement materiality with a red brick street facade, and lighter internal courtyard masonry. The white brick provides more light for the rooms facing the courtyard and also marks the switch between the public and private amenity spaces.

Margaret McIntyre, chairperson, Southside Housing Association, said, “We are pleased to bring forward to planning our proposals for the site of the former Mosspark United Reformed Church. Offering high quality housing in a sustainable and well-connected location and with close proximity to key areas of local amenity, such as Bellahouston Park and the area’s local centre, the development will provide comfortable and attractive homes, well positioned to form a strong community whilst meeting local housing need for young families and the elderly alike, through the provision of adaptable dwellings.”

Ruta Turcinaviciute, project designer at 3DReid, added, “We have been working with Southside Housing Association and Glasgow City Council since 2015 to deliver an affordable housing scheme on this very complex site. The planning application marks a significant step for the project after such a long design development process. We hope that our proposal will create high-quality social rent homes in the area and contribute to the wider community.”