Strathbungo garage to make way for 55 gushet apartments
June 15 2022
AS Homes (on behalf of Southside Housing Association) and Keppie Design have broached plans to deliver 55 apartments on the site of the 1920s Queen's Garage at 640 Pollokshaws Road following an earlier consultation.
A gushet block of up to seven storeys is proposed to 'complete the block' by stepping the building line down from the feature corner to reveal a B-listed Mission Hall on Nithsdale Drive.
The positioning of a central access core will necessitate single-aspect flats to the mid-section of the development with Keppie writing: "Service accommodation is situated on the ground floor, in place of the single aspect flats, reducing the number of single aspect flats and minimising the number of flats on the busy street edge.
"The lack of windows to these spaces provides the opportunity to create decorative brickwork panels, replicating a shop front window."
Comprising red multi brick, red-tinted concrete and gold-coloured window frames the build wraps around a green internal courtyard housing a communal drying area and playpark.
The plans follow proposals to plug another gap at 134 Nithsdale Drive with a further 106 homes led by Page\Park Architects.