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Mammoth 550 home Dalmarnock Riverside scheme hits planning

August 8 2016

Mammoth 550 home Dalmarnock Riverside scheme hits planning
Link Group and Hypostyle Architects have tabled plans for a 550 home residential development in Glasgow’s east end following the purchase of remediated riverfront land from Clyde Gateway.

Dalmarnock Riverside has evolved from a Sheppard Robson masterplan and will take the form of a geometric grid of buildings and open spaces which slot into the existing road network incorporating home zone principles and a central park.

In their design statement Hypostyle noted: “Each of the primary corridors is designed to have an open boulevard character, with parking along each side of the road corridor, then private front gardens before the building frontages. This creates a road corridor that widens towards the junctions with the main roads.”

The river frontage will take the form of landscaped terrace fronting an existing walkway with podium gardens for use by residents with direct pedestrian connections with steel step risers threading through to interior parks.

A variety of approaches will be taken to individual buildings with a cantilevered corner feature on the junction of Strathclyde and Dalmarnock Road backing onto lower rise homes and landscaped grounds above undercroft parking.

A buy back clause means Clyde Gateway could retake the land if construction fails to begin within three years.
A variety of flatted and terraced accommodation will be on offer
A variety of flatted and terraced accommodation will be on offer


#1 Posted by Dorothy on 8 Aug 2016 at 18:50 PM
There is no place like home.
#2 Posted by Billy on 9 Aug 2016 at 01:10 AM
Looks good and I like the landscaping down to the Clyde. Like to see more use of the Clyde like this in other suburbs . Good to see Dalmarnock getting off its knees after years of neglect. Handy for city, motorway to airport,Hamilton. East Kilbride and Glasgow Green . Walkable to city centre. Should do well.
#3 Posted by Terra on 9 Aug 2016 at 02:26 AM
You know what? I like it, that should be quite tasteful irl. If that's for the huge, former factory gap site then it'll add to the similar style and materials from the Athletes Village, which I'm sure isn't that far away.
Yes it could be better but, as it is, it's certainly better than a lot of new housing developments going up around the country.
#4 Posted by Billy on 9 Aug 2016 at 08:24 AM
#3. Yeah. On the site of the old Dalmarnock power station on the opposite side of Dalmarnock rd from the athletes' village. Good to see the brown sites getting used.
#5 Posted by Sven on 11 Aug 2016 at 12:46 PM
Good to see more life being brought to the river but a mass of 1980s style brown housing hardly lifts the spirits. There are lots of historical pink, golden and other renders that would make this look appealing. Brown is just so ugly: even black would be good.
Mike Roberston
#6 Posted by Mike Roberston on 12 Aug 2016 at 15:20 PM
I bet I can guess who wins the contract to build this project.... I wish I had friends in high places within Link.

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