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Plans submitted for Gorbals “green” grocer

February 25 2011

Plans submitted for Gorbals “green” grocer
Cathcart Developments Ltd, a special purpose vehicle set up by Paul Smith, has teamed up with Tesco Stores Ltd to submit a 24 acre masterplan comprising office, residential and hotel elements for the Gorbals district of Glasgow.

Formulated by Cooper Cromar architects, with Manson Architects assuming responsibility for the Tesco foodstore, the scheme will incorporate 105,000sq/ft of office space alongside 200 homes.

The 80,000sq/ft Tesco store will sport a high level “floating” canopy with timber columns together with larch timber clad side elevations. It will also house a number of sustainable features including rainwater harvesting and low energy design.

Public realm will be enhanced with granite paving, public seating and a specimen tree will delineate a walkway from Cathcart Road through to the supermarket. An access road will also be laid through the site with all buildings set back from the pavement line by a landscaped buffer.
A Cathcart Rd elevation has been sliced off to amintain the axis of Crown Street
A Cathcart Rd elevation has been sliced off to amintain the axis of Crown Street


#1 Posted by Barm on 25 Feb 2011 at 11:56 AM
There's nothing green about supermarket developments. We want local markets for local producers that are accessible by foot and bike. Cutting the shops off by roads and landscaping make them less accessible, not more.
Richard Heggie
#2 Posted by Richard Heggie on 25 Feb 2011 at 13:44 PM
Not very urban, is it?
Auntie Nairn
#3 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 25 Feb 2011 at 14:19 PM
"We want......" - who is this we that you purport to represent Barm? I think those that are interested can speak for themselves.
Hugh Macpherson
#4 Posted by Hugh Macpherson on 26 Feb 2011 at 01:22 AM
Am I missing something something here or is this just another really crap and useless development that is barely newsworthy? The good folk involved in this should be ashamed of themselves and Urban Realm shouldn't even give it coverage. Really pleased about the specimen tree though - a touch of class. Good to hear about the access road too! Outstanding!! Who writes this shit?
#5 Posted by FW on 26 Feb 2011 at 11:56 AM
God Hugh, it is poor, we all can see that but you're such a poor mouth, you and that other moaner Emmerson must work together I suspect?
c miller
#6 Posted by c miller on 26 Feb 2011 at 12:25 PM
Do not rise to that Shug, we need people like you and Rog and Auntie in her many guises to help the architectural illetaerat seperate the crap from the carp and help keep Scotland the best small country in the world, or before you know it Yanks and Japanese and bouffant business men would be destroying our landsacpe, ignoring our planning laws and building all our major public projects.

Keep it up mate, you are a tonic
Richard Heggie
#7 Posted by Richard Heggie on 26 Feb 2011 at 20:45 PM
Good blog from Matt Bridgestock on this topic here -
The Dude
#8 Posted by The Dude on 28 Feb 2011 at 11:39 AM
Barm are 'local producers' in the Gorbals likely?

As a former resident in the Crown development I'd like to see better access to the supermarket from the north of the site but it's good to see that decent pedestrian access is provided.

The other thing I'd like is a load of cycle parking out the front and not hidden around the side.
Matt Bridgestock
#9 Posted by Matt Bridgestock on 7 Aug 2012 at 15:45 PM
This application was approved this morning at Glasgow City Council Planning Committee. Concerns over the design of the project were dismissed in favour of the boost to employment that comes with a new store.

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