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Compromise sought in Anderston police station apartments bid

December 18 2023

Compromise sought in Anderston police station apartments bid

Westpoint Homes have returned with a new bid to replace the former Anderston Police Station at 945 Argyle Street, Glasgow, with apartments following the refusal of a previous scheme.

Planners had criticised the loss of daylight and impact on the privacy of the previous scheme, with concerns also raised over a lack of amenity space, loss of a tree and the quality of single-aspect flats. Addressing these issues the developer has returned with architects Norr to refine their proposal with a reduction in massing that will remove an upper floor of accommodation through the mid-section of the block.

Documenting these changes Norr wrote: "The deep floor plan is reduced to the upper floor, the resultant stepped section coupled with the reduced building height to the central section minimise loss of daylight to Minerva Court with some impact to the lowest floor only. "Privacy issues remain to Houldsworth Lane due to the depth of the block and resultant proximity of windows however detailed design solutions can remove these using inverted bay windows with obscured glass to the inside face offering oblique views along the rear amenity deck to the west and south."

Once again incorporating retail units to the ground floor the building addresses the key junction with Finnieston Street with a curved gable and projecting coloured balconies. Large recessed entries address the street and permit recessed bays to be incorporated above. 

The planned block has lost some weight to its mid section to appease planners
The planned block has lost some weight to its mid section to appease planners


#1 Posted by David on 18 Dec 2023 at 12:46 PM
This looks like an improvement on the previous iteration. Time to get this site developed! Not sure about those wee alien sticky on smokers balconies though...
#2 Posted by Ben on 18 Dec 2023 at 13:58 PM
This proposal looks fantastic. The rest of Scotland should take note!
#3 Posted by Spike on 18 Dec 2023 at 14:16 PM
Agree with above comments , on the face to it this looks fantastic, the eastern face dovetails nicely with the redeveloped flats around Houldsworth St while the western elevation neatly fronts on to the junction at Finnieston St although like the previous commentator I don't like these coloured balconies as they cheapen the development.
It's great to see this corner of Glasgow, potentially , being designed to a high standard what with the recently completed flats at Breadalbane Street and the proposed development at Finneston and Minerva Sts
Well done to all those involved
#4 Posted by Favah on 18 Dec 2023 at 17:09 PM
I live in a Westpoint homes development in Edinburgh. I hope they go bankrupt.
Bob Smith
#5 Posted by Bob Smith on 19 Dec 2023 at 10:01 AM
Solid filler ruined by those sill sticky on cheap plastic looking balconies
Raymond Conley-Smith
#6 Posted by Raymond Conley-Smith on 19 Dec 2023 at 22:04 PM
The guard rails though ffs

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