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November 22 2017

Barratt home in on Scottish Power’s former Cathcart base
Barratt have begun work to transform Scottish Power’s former Cathcart home into a new residential community following relocation of the utilities giant to a purpose-built city centre HQ.

Branded Riverside @ Cathcart the new development will include a mix of flats and town houses, detached and semi-detached homes; re-using key features such as boundary walls and making use of a retained sundial as the centrepiece of a new entrance square.

Estelle Sykes, sales director at Barratt West Developments said, “The re-development of the former Scottish Power headquarters will see us rid the site of expanses of surface car parking, while being careful to retain a lot of the original trees. We will make some serious public space improvements and we will be bringing a selection of quality homes to the area.
 
“One of the key design elements of the new site will be a ‘western boulevard’ that will be lined with newly planted trees and the framed by the three storey townhouses – we expect this to be a very popular area of The Riverside @ Cathcart. The homes that sit alongside Cathcart House will have some spectacular views across Glasgow, as well as private gardens to enjoy. There will also be some detached homes that sit along the border of White Cart Water, these will be perfect for house hunters that would like to wake up to the soothing noise of the river.”
 
The development will be formally launched in March.
A tree-lined boulevard will form the main entrance to the site
A tree-lined boulevard will form the main entrance to the site
New homes will frame the axis of a central boulevard
New homes will frame the axis of a central boulevard

7 Comments

Back to the future.
#1 Posted by Back to the future. on 22 Nov 2017 at 13:19 PM
Archie had retired after 50 years service in the Electricity Board. He thought it was awfully nice how his colleagues had put the hat round to get him a gold watch. He was even able to wave to them from his living room window.

''Now where had he put down his Daily Mail?,'' he thought to himself, '' ''that Herr Hitler chap seems to be causing a bit of a stooshie and needs watching...''

Pondering the future, he stirred his tea, measuredly.
Kirsty
#2 Posted by Kirsty on 22 Nov 2017 at 14:25 PM
Will there be a play area for children?
monkey9000
#3 Posted by monkey9000 on 22 Nov 2017 at 14:34 PM
Lovely to see a bit of Essex imported to Glasgow.
Graf
#4 Posted by Graf on 22 Nov 2017 at 14:50 PM
Awesome, I could park my Zeppelin on top.
Matt
#5 Posted by Matt on 22 Nov 2017 at 17:16 PM
'Boulevard' is not a term that should be associated with living environments in 2017....
Rank.
Jaded
#6 Posted by Jaded on 22 Nov 2017 at 20:28 PM
No, no, no, no.

Back to the drawing board. This is Cathcart, not Stewartfield in East Kilbride circa 2002.

MV
#7 Posted by MV on 24 Nov 2017 at 13:05 PM
Why even bother modelling it?

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