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January 12 2018

Pollokshields hive of industry to buzz again
Page\Park are leading efforts to bring an historic Glasgow engineering works back to life with detailed plans for the restoration of surviving industrial buildings, including the demolition of one fire damaged structure to allow a new courtyard to be created.

Zephyr acquired the former Howdens engineering works back in 2016 with a view to retaining the historic character of the site by fashioning an innovative business space within it, with undeveloped land given over to a mix of flats and mews-style properties.

Sitting within the shadow of Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School the project will comprise 230 homes, shops, cafes and office space to establish a continuous urban fabric out to Pollokshields. In a statement the architects wrote: “The aim is to create a new vibrant neighbourhood, where people live and work, and with an important cultural feature at its heart.”

Key to this approach will be the re-use of selected industrial buildings as loft-style offices and studio space including a new ‘front door’ to Scotland Street to establish the area as a business location.

An internal tree-lined courtyard will serve as the heart of the new community, reached by a shared surface access road and flanked by outdoor seating.
A new 'front door' advertises the regeneration project to the city
A new 'front door' advertises the regeneration project to the city
Residential sales will help finance the sensitive restoration of selected buildings
Residential sales will help finance the sensitive restoration of selected buildings

5 Comments

dave the detailer
#1 Posted by dave the detailer on 13 Jan 2018 at 19:37 PM
Looks great to see something being done, though connectivity to other areas is poor due to isolation by motorway and railway lines. Danger of being a gated community.
Southsider
#2 Posted by Southsider on 15 Jan 2018 at 14:17 PM
#1 The subway is literally a stone’s throw away…?
What a fantastic body of work – thoroughly convincing. I walk past this site every day to and from work and would be delighted to see these hugely positive proposals realised. Wishing P\P and their client every luck in getting this approved!
taraj
#3 Posted by taraj on 15 Jan 2018 at 16:18 PM
Well overdue and commendable. This is great site right next to the subway. This will help breath life backing this area that has been destroyed by the M8. Really needs to be a masterplan for this area. Improving pedestrian links back to shawl ands would be good.
Philip
#4 Posted by Philip on 15 Jan 2018 at 21:03 PM
Looks great. P\P producing some interesting and distinctive work.
Terra
#5 Posted by Terra on 4 Feb 2018 at 00:18 AM
Great idea!

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