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July 21 2014

Shawbridge ‘village’ housing submitted for planning
Do Architecture has submitted plans for the erection of 46 flats on Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, as part of the ongoing regeneration of the Shawbridge estate.

Conceived as part of a wider master plan to deliver ‘village life in a city’ the proposal seeks to reduce overall density whilst minimising flood risk and improving green space.

Designed to strengthen the street edge of Pollokshaws Road the submitted scheme comprises two separate blocks arranged to open up an axial view and pedestrian route through to the grade B listed Pollokshaws Parish Church.

Primary facades are alternately angled to allow a south facing bay to be incorporated whilst fully glazed closes allow an unobstructed line of sight through to Shawholm Crescent.

In their design statement the practice said: “The submitted scheme proposes to construct 46 new-build dwellings in a flatted arrangement, with 2-3 homes off each stairwell landing. This borrows from the tenement typology that is prevalent in Glasgow.

“At the lower levels, a number of these properties are larger footprints to accommodate specific needs of the New Shaws tenants.”
A grade B listed church hall will once again serve as the focus for Shawbridge
A grade B listed church hall will once again serve as the focus for Shawbridge
Borrowing from tenement typology the new homes will reinstate the building line along Pollokshaws Road
Borrowing from tenement typology the new homes will reinstate the building line along Pollokshaws Road

1 Comment

stef3d
#1 Posted by stef3d on 22 Jul 2014 at 12:40 PM
This scheme looks great and repairs an edge that has been sorely lacking in the 'Shaws for a long time. Interesting to see when I drove past recently that some of the existing low rise properties on Shawbridge Street are being refurbished rather than demolished too.

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