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Clyde Gateway lodge plans for Shawfield office block

September 17 2015

Clyde Gateway lodge plans for Shawfield office block
Clyde Gateway has lodged plans with South Lanarkshire Council for the erection of a 30,000sq/ft Archial Norr designed office block at Shawfield, valued at £6.7m.

Red Tree Shawfield will be targeted at small and medium sized businesses following the success of similar initiatives in Rutherglen and Bridgeton.

Dougie Cameron, project manager at Clyde Gateway said: "We have already spent more than £20 million, not only to rid the location of contamination and pollution, but to improve and modernise the infrastructure in and around Shawfield and so create the best possible conditions for further investment and redevelopment that will bring the site back into economic use.

"Our Red Tree offices have proved to be a huge success and there is clearly a demand for this type of high quality and affordable space for small to medium sized businesses.  Shawfield provides an opportunity to build the largest Red Tree development so far in a flexible way that could see up to 50 units and as many as 166 jobs.”

Subject to planning approval and funding then work could begin as early as next summer for completion by late 2017.
A perspective view from the south west
A perspective view from the south west


#1 Posted by james on 17 Sep 2015 at 18:48 PM
Can someone in the know please furnish me with some key planning particulars for this application as i have tried the SLC planning search but have so far drawn a blank. I'd be much obliged.
Someone in the know
#2 Posted by Someone in the know on 18 Sep 2015 at 11:52 AM Applications On-Line&TYPE=PL/PlanningPK.xml&PARAM0=120186&XSLT=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/SouthLanarkshire/xslt/PL/PLDetails.xslt&FT=Planning Application Details&PUBLIC=Y&XMLSIDE=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/SouthLanarkshire/Menus/PL.xml&DAURI=PLANNING
#3 Posted by james on 18 Sep 2015 at 12:05 PM
What service! many thanks.
#4 Posted by james on 18 Sep 2015 at 12:26 PM
Anyway, thanks in the know, but still no access to the forces of darkness that is SLC. So, i'll just press on irrespective of not having all the info to hand.

I like the design approach to the building form as a sculptural beached rusting hulk/object within the context of what is a fairly bleak landscape, bar a few obstinate corners of past structures that are yet to be erased by our bright new futures.

Unfortunately, re the cladding, i suspect that we are looking at some relatively cheap plasticised panels of whatever manufacturer rather than Corten steel.

Maybe the next challenge for these industrial manufacturers is for their boffins to come up with some ersatz Corten steel-effect panels with real rust!!!!! A bit like them adzed Tudor widden beams.

This is clearly the way to go. I can see i'm in the wrang job here.
Boaby Wan
#5 Posted by Boaby Wan on 18 Sep 2015 at 14:01 PM
I personally like the effort to landmark the new 'Star Wars' movie with a nod to the 'Sandcrawler' aesthetic...see source ... and to be honest, if your out at the right time in Shawfield, you will often bump into some hooded jawa-like creatures!
#6 Posted by lm on 21 Sep 2015 at 09:32 AM
I like the building too. It's good to see something different and fresh.
#7 Posted by clive on 28 Sep 2015 at 05:28 AM
I like it.
I think I'd prefer the form to be truly square end on, without the pitch, but I suspect the pitch hides essential plant spaces further back in plan, preventing sight of the usual 'roof-load of crap'.

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