Carntyne sausage factory set to host 300 homes
September 5 2022
A former sausage factory in Carntyne, since demolished, has been chosen to host hundreds of new homes under plans developed by Carson & Partners with landowner Bradley Mitchell.
Addressing the prominent junction with Shettleston Road the brownfield site at 17 Old Shettleston Road will address the corner with a taller apartment block incorporating ground-floor retail as the lead element of the 300-home project.
Meeting the street with dense courtyard blocks the scheme will mediate in scale to townhouses forming a new street to the rear, extending the existing Manscroft Place, made possible by reducing parking provision. A new park named after the McKellar Watt sausage factory will be positioned off this street, including interpretation panels recounting the history of the site.
Animal motifs referencing this history will also be incorporated in the form of visual art gracing entrances and common areas. Further opportunities to expand the site towards the east are being discussed with Clyde Gateway which will connect the scheme toward Carntyne railway station.
Iain Carson, director at Carson & Partners, told Urban Realm: "We're speaking to local housing associations that are able to deal with this scale of development. It might be mixed tenure including housing for sale and market rent. It's all a balancing act to make it happen."
A live online event attended by the project team will take place on 13 and 14 September between 15:00 and 19:00. An application for formal planning consent is expected later this year.
More should be made of the rail station there and a strong visual and pedestrian link should established between the station and the junction of Old Shettleston Rd, Shettleston Rd and Westmuir St. Establishing such a route coupled with a new western entrance to Carntyne Station would effectively give the east of Parkhead a viable walking distance station.
The Camlachie Burn should also be meaningfully integrated into the development vis SUDS in a manner that doesn't involve a HUGE fenced off quagmire of a DEATH PIT (as seems to be Glasgow’s SUDS vernacular...) rather than the proposed culverting.
I would strongly encourage GCC to work closely with the developer, LHAs, landowners and local communities to assemble the land package to enable the meaningful redevelopment of this entire site, its position as the key node between Parkhead and Shettleston Crosses presents a hugely important opportunity to integrate (at least in visual and urban terms) the historic tenemented cores of these two communities.
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