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Plans tabled for major Cowcaddens apartment block

June 6 2022

Plans tabled for major Cowcaddens apartment block

A property developer has come forward with detailed plans to build 359 flats at 144 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow, designed by Mosaic Architecture + Design.

Combining roof terraces, a gym, shop and bike store the development by Soller Group follows the completion of a 301-bed student block nearby.

Mosaic director Neil Haining said: “The proposed development has been carefully considered to respond to Glasgow’s drive to encourage City Centre living, which is vital to making Glasgow a sustainable and vibrant place to live. Our application also demonstrates our aim of placemaking a new destination neighbourhood community for Glasgow, which will quickly become part of the urban fabric of the city.

“144 Port Dundas Road will be a pedestrian-friendly courtyard development, allowing daylight to illuminate a central Public Square. Accessed by a landscaped plaza from Port Dundas Road, there will be amenity space as well as roof terraces, designed to ensure they are used as part of the everyday life of the building.”

The 1.3-acre brownfield site spans a third of an urban block bounded by Port Dundas Road and Milton Street. 

The site spans a third of a block to the immediate north of the city centre
The site spans a third of a block to the immediate north of the city centre


Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 6 Jun 2022 at 17:03 PM
I remember I got a building set for my Christmas in the 1960s which made office blocks just like that
#2 Posted by EM0 on 7 Jun 2022 at 00:10 AM
Is all that anyone designs for GCC allowed to base their design around is the game "jenga blocks"?? Dull dull blocks piled on top of each other again .... stop stop please!!!
#3 Posted by Peter on 7 Jun 2022 at 09:33 AM
Isn't one Glasgow College Cathedral St carbuncle enough? Why not shower the whole city with them? Why someone hates this city that much?
#4 Posted by David on 7 Jun 2022 at 11:39 AM
#2 I don't think the architects are designing for GCC, they don't own the land and are not the client, the article says it is the Soller Group, so the architects are designing this development for them.
James Hepburn
#5 Posted by James Hepburn on 7 Jun 2022 at 12:28 PM
GCC Planning Department needs a root and branch cleansing. A bit like the Purge. Scotland desperately needs some decent architects.
Edward Harkins
#6 Posted by Edward Harkins on 8 Jun 2022 at 12:41 PM
Ghastly, just ghastly. Typical of the monotype crass developments that have blighted whole neighbourhoods of London & castigated as products of 'Brezhnev capitalism'.
#7 Posted by gordon on 8 Jun 2022 at 19:37 PM
...possibly just a conspiracy theory but there was talk of forward thinking demolition contractors infiltrating the academic staff at the local architecture schools. But possibly not.
Gandalf the Pink
#8 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 10 Jun 2022 at 08:01 AM
Well, I quite like it...

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